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Local Elections 2021

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

ACORN asked its members: What kind of city do you want to live in? The result was a long list of demands.

Protesters claim victory in blocking “illegal” eviction

Victory for campaign as mayor scraps council tax changes

City

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

Brewing rebellion by Labour party and councillors following ACORN campaign.

Voices

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

Ideas and Action

Eviction resistance at Camelot property

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...

Comment: Connolly & Callaghan

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

A Big Housing Conversation to address a big housing crisis.

Yesterday evening tenants, activists, experts and councillors from across Bristol met to discuss solutions to the city’s housing crisis at the first of a series...

Positive News

The country is in turmoil, the political establishment is tearing itself apart, the future is unknown… and on the whole, Bristol didn’t vote for it. Seems a good time to celebrate a few bits of positive news and local victories from around the city…

What? Positive news from the Cable?!

A quick roundup of just *some* of the positive news from our glorious city over the past few months. Flick through the mag for the heavier stuff waiting to fill this page next time round…

"You think you can take on the landlords?!" We just did.

Bristol’s community union faces down violent threats from landlord to get the job done.

Protest reaps the rewards: repairs to housing

Following a demonstration against dangerous housing conditions, a Liv N Let manager attended the home of one of the three tenants and promised that repairs...

Easton residents protest "damp & dangerous" housing

Over 50 people protested today outside Liv n Let property agency on Mina road in St Werburghs. The demonstration organised by ACORN Bristol community union...

Taking The Piss: Agency Fees

Who’s trumping the rip off in unwarranted costs?

Estate agent doorstepped by mum facing eviction

The wealthy owner of a local estate agent will get a shock today.

A step forward for tenants' rights?

Following a campaign by Acorn, a community union, Bristol City Council voted unanimously to endorse an Ethical Lettings Charter. Around 100 people protested outside City...

‘Stop the Eviction, Start the Repairs!’ Letting agent drops property after asthma protests

Drew Rose reports on a community response to poor housing and its effect on children’s health. Following a protest outside Central Estate Agents (CEA) on...