The Six Blocks: Issue 5

Newest issue of tenants’ newsletter from Living Rent activists in Muirhouse, North Edinburgh. Content: ‘The Wall of Shame’, ‘Reaching Boiling Point’, ‘Watch Out, There’s a Bailiff About’, ‘Inchmickery Mockery’, ‘Rent Freeze Victory’, and much more. Share This:

Living Rent force Edinburgh Council to act on High-Rise Fire Safety

Action by the Muirhouse branch of Living Rent has succeeded in forcing City of Edinburgh Council to repair two defective fire doors in the Oxcars Court high-rise.   Only after Living Rent called the Fire Brigade, did online publicity and contacted councillors and managers did the Council finally act to secure residents’ safety. The fire doors…Read moreRead more

VICTORY! COUNCIL PAY HOUSING BENEFIT & DROP COURT ACTION AGAINST HOMELESS LONE PARENT

ECAP are very pleased to report that City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) are dropping the court action against lone parent D for supposed “rent arrears” and agreed to pay D Housing Benefit to cover the back rent. This means we no longer need to go ahead with the planned action at the Council Leader’s surgery…Read moreRead more

SOLIDARITY with Homeless Lone Parent Being Taken to Court by Council for “Rent Arrears”

Meet 5.45 pm this Wed 21 March at Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Rd, Edinburgh EH6 4AE To go to Council Leader Adam McVey’s surgery which starts at 6 pm Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty can now give more details of this Wednesday’s very important solidarity call-out. Meet 5.45 pm this coming Wednesday at Leith Library to…Read moreRead more

NO TO SLUM HOMELESS HOSTELS! HOMES FOR ALL!

No to slum homeless hostels! Homes for all! This was the message from the dozens of demonstrators who defied the snow to demonstrate at Abbots House homeless hostel in Edinburgh on 17 January. Edinburgh Council are paying millions to private landlords like the owners of Abbots House who are housing the homeless in disgraceful conditions….Read moreRead more