Knightswood Living Rent branch began in August 2020 and we have been steadily growing in all parts of the G13 area since then. Most of our members at the moment are social tenants but we also have private tenant members and we welcome anyone from either sector.
In October 2020, we launched the 'Sort Our Minging Water Tanks' campaign. In the face of difficulties posed by the pandemic, we got creative with our outreach. By November, we had gathered 101 tenants names on a collective letter to Environmental Health demanding firstly an inspection of the filthy water tanks in our homes and secondly that GHA address tenants' ignored repair requests. And then we took ACTION! We plastered the local GHA office with pictures of the awful conditions GHA have let our homes in the Lincoln and Kirkton flats slip into. This got us a negotiation with GHA and local elected representatives, where we won a commitment to investigate the required repairs in the homes of all 101 tenants who signed the letter.
In parallel, we have been developping our member defence team, having already have won two member defence cases, one over rent harassment, and one over repairs. As 2021 arrives, we are already busy campaigning for NO RENT RISE in GHA's 2021 rent consultation! Tenants cannot be asked to bear the brunt of the pandemic.
Branch details: Our branch meetings are currently held in the first week of every month, and if you're a social or private tenants, or owner-occupier in G13, we want to hear from you!
Organiser/ Staff contact: Get in touch with us via our neighbourhood organiser James on 07873233134 or via [email protected] or via his facebook profile.
Join the branch today, and build full neighbourhood power in Knightswood in 2021!