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Curo Housing and the Foxhill regeneration scheme. Potentially dangerous levels of asbestos dust and fibre

3.19 The site investigation found the principal contaminants to comprise benzoapyrene, arsenic, vanadium, copper, nickel and polyaromatic hydrocarbons in addition to asbestos.

Posted in History, Housing, Newswire, Protest

CURO Housing Group gets carried away at the auctions – £6m lost within 24 hours following purchase of former MOD site at Foxhill Bath for £47m.

“The Curo Group posted £5.72 million in impairment charges compared with none in 2012, the largest increase of all housing associations, said the change was the result of the acquisition of a 48-acre Ministry of Defence site at Foxhill in Bath in March 2013.”

Posted in Housing, Local Government, Newswire, Protest

Secure Council Tenants say NO to George Fergusons proposal to privatise our council housing.

Bristol’s secure council tenants say no to the sell-off

Posted in Housing, Newswire

Easton residents fight back against rip-off tenancy fees and insecure contracts

Easton stands up to rip-off letting agents and tenancy fees…

Posted in Housing, Newswire

Sat12Jul – Who Owns Britain? Bristol Teach-In with Kevin Cahill

This is a critique of both the landowning aristocracy and the Land Registry. Cahill argues that our present system of landownership is of material detriment to the vast majority of home-owners in the UK, while many of the wealthiest landowners in the country pay no rates and actually receive money in the form of grants and subsidies.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Corporations / Big Business, History, Housing, Human Rights, Newswire

What’s been happening in Avonmouth and how can we support it?

Things have been moving fast on Biomass in the last month- there was a body painted invasion of port land, upwards of 50 angry locals have been out on the streets blocking traffic on a couple of occasions, and even the national press is beginning to sit up and take notice.

Posted in Housing, Human Rights, Local Government, Newswire, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability

East Bristol Commons Trust

Posted in Alternative Economics, Animal Rights, Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Arts, Music & Performance, Cooperatives, Education & History, Environmental, Feminism, Food and Growing, Housing, Human Rights, Journalism, Parenting, Social Centres and Community Groups, Solidarity, South West Groups, Sports and Leisure, Sustainability, Transport Groups, Unions

Avonmouth Locals impromptu action against new port pollution

Last week something interesting happened in Avonmouth. The local community heard that yet another industry with a poor safety record was heading their way. Someone suggested a demo at a couple of days notice. And a small village got out on the streets.

Posted in Housing, Human Rights, Local Government, Newswire, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability