Upcoming Events

Here are our upcoming events

  • Shawlands/Langside July Meeting

    • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 06:30 PM
    • Shawlands United Reform Church, 111 Moss Side Rd, Glasgow, G41 3TP
    • 6 people are going

    After a packed AGM, it's time for Shawlands/Langside members to meet again on Tuesday 5th July, 6.30pm at the Shawlands United Reformed Church

    At the meeting, you will plan the next steps of the campaign to stop the Shawlands Arcade Development and hold your elected representatives to account!

    These monthly meetings are a great way to meet fellow members and find out how to get involved in your local branch. Come along and bring a friend/neighbour.

    Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many members are coming. 

    ** Snacks provided and children welcome **

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  • Gorgie Dalry AGM Thursday July 7th 6pm, BMC Social Club

    • Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    • BMC Social Club, 11 Westfield Street EH11 2RB (next to the big Sainsbury's on Gorgie Road)
    • 17 people are going

    Living Rent Gorgie Dalry Annual General Meeting - everyone who lives in the area is welcome to come! 



    Do you want to stop your rent increases and fight for good quality housing? Do you want to see positive change in the community?

    Come along to the Living Rent Gorgie/Dalry Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 7th 6-8pm at the BMC social club on 11 Westfield Street. Join us to discuss issues affecting us, meet other locals and take action!

    We will discussing & choosing to campaign on the issues that affect us locally:
     the pavements, public toilets, student accommodation, our housing conditions and the increasing cost of living/energy prices; so we can make real change, on a local, and national level. We will also be celebrating successes and electing new committee members of our branch. 
    Refreshments will be provided and there will be time to socialise after the meeting.

    Everyone welcome: Invite your flatmates, neighbours and friends to come along!

    Voting: 
    Living Rent is a membership organisation, run on a union model, so we can build independent power in our communities. To vote on issues and elect your committee you have to be a member you can join here livingrent.org/join or fill in a standing order/ cash dues form at the AGM. 

    Stand for a committee position: email [email protected] or fill in this form 

    Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible and childcare provided. If you would like childcare for this event or have any accessibility needs, email [email protected] and let us know or contact 07593128079. 

    Google maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/3kT4U4XjM2AVvS5x9

    COVID-19: as cases on covid-19 are on the rise, we ask attendees to take a test if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and that all attendees wear masks (exemptions allowed). 

    Arrival: If possible, please arrive 5 minutes early so we can start on time. 

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  • Dennistoun Branch AGM 2022

    Join fellow Living Rent Dennistoun members to celebrate the branch’s achievements over the last year, plan future campaigns and elect your branch committee officers.

    Last year, the Dennistoun branch was launched and sprung into action fighting for repairs and compensation for Dennistoun tenants. We got trained up in member defence techniques and processes and using collective action, we won thousands of pounds in compensation and withheld rent and secured new tenancies for tenants threatened with eviction.

    Then in January, members voted to take on a new campaign- Reopen Wellpark Community Hall! Months of relentless community action to push for Wheatley Homes to reopen the closed community hall- two bingo and mock referendum actions outside the Hall and a letter-drop to Wheatley Homes fancy offices- has won concessions but the fight is not yet won.

    This year has also seen an impressive growth in numbers, we've more than doubled since last year all thanks to the fortnightly outreach sessions that members have run. 

    Come and celebrate your branch’s achievements and plan for bigger and better growth and victories next year!

    What are the next issues you want to tackle in Dennistoun? Come and vote on the next branch focus and elect the next branch committee.

    Don't step on Dennistoun!

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  • Leith July Branch Meeting

    After a wonderful and inspirational AGM, it's time for our first Branch meeting as an official Branch. On Thursday July 7th, at 6pm at Argonaut Books, we will be meeting to come up with a strategy plan for the campaign we voted on at the AGM, which is for increased and better lighting in Leith Links.

    All members of the community are welcome, the venue is accessible and child friendly. Contact Lola on 07783888390 with any questions.

     

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  • Govanhill July Meeting

    • Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 06:30 PM
    • Queen's Park Govanhill Church of Scotland

    After an amazing AGM in June, it's time for Govanhill members to meet again on Thursday 7th July at 6pm at the Queen's Park Govanhill Church of Scotland.

    These monthly meetings are a great way to meet fellow members and find out how to get involved in your local branch. Come along and bring a friend/neighbour.

    Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many members are coming. 

    ** Snacks provided and children welcome **

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  • Partick July Branch Meeting

    Come along to the Partick Branch's next Branch Meeting - 7th July!


    This month's Partick branch meeting is on Thursday 7th July, 6.30-8pm at the Partick Free Church, 4 Thornwood Terrace, G11 7QZ. 
    After an exciting AGM the members of the Partick Branch will be coming together to plan out next steps moving forward around the decided campaign and future outreach and training. 

    If you were unable to attend the AGM this is another great chance to meet your fellow residents and your new branch committee!
    Hope to see you there and remember to RSVP so we know who is coming. 

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  • H&I Training Day - 09.07.22

    Its the first big in person meeting for members of Living Rent from across the Highlands & Islands!! 

    Join others from across the Highlands & Islands at this Full Day of Training, Planning and Action! It doesn't matter if you've been with Living Rent for 5 years or 5 minutes. It's never too late to get involved. As we strategise and plan our next steps in our campaign to Stop Short-Term Lets destroying our communities - now is the time to make your voice heard(and there will be a wee social afterwards too!). We'll also be electing a steering team on the day - to better support the different aspects involved with Living Rent Highlands & Islands.

    This first meeting will take place in Inverness, with a commitment to choosing another area for the next one. If you're in Inverness and have a couch/floor/garden that members from further afield can sleep in - please reach out to Kerri at [email protected] to put you in touch with someone who's searching. Similarly - if you're driving and have some space in your car! 

    See you there!!! 

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  • July Group Outreach training

    • Monday, July 11, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    • Online (zoom)

    Join this online outreach training to practice how to speak to your neighbours, friends and anyone who might be interested in joining Living Rent.

    We will go over how to structure an outreach conversation and practice together to hone our skills!

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  • July Introduction to Living Rent

    • Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 06:30 PM

    Member by member, block by block, street by street, Living Rent is growing stronger.


    If you have recently joined, looking to get more involved or want to understand the union's history, vision and structure better come along to this training!

    This session covers: an introduction to Living Rent, the structure: branches, teams and role, information around getting involved and next steps

    Sign up below to receive the zoom link (check you spam!)
    We’ll start at 6.30pm sharp so come 5 minutes early and invite a friend/neighbour to come along :)
    Get to grips with the vision of Living Rent and be part of building one of the most exciting grassroots unions in Scotland.  
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  • Leith August Branch Meeting

    • Thursday, August 04, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    • Argonaut Books in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Come along to Argonaut Books for Leith Branch's August meeting to build power and solidarity in our community - it'll be from 6pm - 7.30pm, with a pub trip afterwards. The venue is accessible and child friendly. See you there!

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