Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

ACORN's Wesley Bear on activism, the Barton House evacuation, and frosty relations with the council

Relations between Bristol City Council and community union ACORN have become increasingly fractious, with recent clashes over council tax and the evacuation of a Barton Hill tower block. Neil asks Wesley why, and whether there's a way back.

Wielding the strength of the union: ACORN Bristol’s demands

Protesters claim victory in blocking “illegal” eviction

Ideas and Action

Victory for campaign as mayor scraps council tax changes

The plans would have hit 16,000 of the poorest households.

City

Pressure builds on mayor to drop council tax changes that hit poorest

Voices

Opinion: We need to fight council tax plans that hit poorest hardest

Eviction resistance at Camelot property

Campaigners celebrate after eviction of Camelot tenant is postponed by protest yesterday.

Collective re-organisation

In Bristol, people are turning to alternative unions like ACORN and the IWW to get their voices heard on critical issues such as housing and workplace inequality.

Lettings fees ban: The lobbyists push back

Although the ban on tenant fees from lettings agents was hailed by many as a positive step forward for renters, the industry lobbies are gearing...

Housing: Talk is turning into action

It’s not often we can report positive news about housing. But last night’s Big Housing Conversation (Round 2) provided precisely that.

An ethics lesson for emergency housing

Bristol council this week announced it would be adopting ACORN’s Ethical Lettings Charter as the standard for housing across the city. What will it mean...

Comment: Acorn

This comment has been written by Acorn Community Union in response to the ongoing dispute over Connolly & Callaghan’s emergency accommodation provision:   The serious...