Tower Hamlets is set to host four housing events over the next ten days as part of the Radical Housing Network’s week of action.
The first will see housing doctor, campaigner and TH resident Glyn Robins lead a walking tour of the borough’s council housing discussing its history, politics and future. It starts at 11am tomorrow morning (Sat 14 Feb) from the country’s first ever social housing project – the Boundary Estate, near Shoreditch. Meet at the bandstand on Arnold Circus, E2 7JU.
On Monday evening there will be a showing of Si Se Puede at 7pm to 8pm at the Unite Community Centre, 236 Cable Street. The hour-long film documents how individuals and communities from Spain came together to tackle their ongoing housing crisis and keep people under threat of eviction in their homes. Inspiring stuff I believe!
On Tuesday 17th Feb TH Renters, Action East End and fellow housing campaigners will be taking part in an action targeting those who betrayed their duty in maintaining and protecting the social housing they were trusted to look after.
And on Saturday Unite Community is holding a tenants’ rights workshop at the Unite Community Centre, 236 Cable Street, at 11am followed by a discussion on housing issues facing those who attend.What comes out of the discussion will be used to help decide what campaigns Tower Hamlets Unite Community should focus on.
Big thanks to all who came to our meeting earlier this month and made it so productive. Looking forward to the next one where we will move onto discussing how best to promote the landlord licensing scheme Tower Hamlets Council will be consulting on from March.