Bin the Bedroom Tax
Organising Meeting to Start Local Fight-Back Groups
Thursday 11th April, North Edinburgh Arts Centre at 7pm.
This meeting is to help form/ support local groups in Pilton, Muirhouse, Royston Wardieburn, Granton, Drylaw and all the areas of North Edinburgh. All opposed to the bedroom tax and the cuts are welcome. All local people are invited, including all North Edinburgh tenants and residents groups, and other local groups.
Our aim is to have strong local groups which can
- stop any evictions for rent arrears due to the cuts
- fight for all the rent arrears from the bedroom tax to be written off
- struggle for the complete abolition of the bedroom tax
- support all local people affected in making an appeal against the cut to their Housing Benefit and/or applying for a Discretionary Housing Payment
Hope to see you there.
Who we are -
We are a group of local people who have come together to oppose the cuts that are being inflicted on our community. We recognise that the economic crisis was not caused by working class people in areas like ours, and yet it is communities like ours that will be worst effected.
Some cuts have already happened: The North Edinburgh News was forced to close; the Community Organisation for Racial Equality, and the Pilton Youth and Children’s project have had their budgets cut; Granton Information Centre has been cut; Pilton Equalities Project has had to lay off staff. This is just the beginning. Our schools, childcare, and community centres are all under threat. And nationwide, jobs are being cut, our public services like the NHS are under the threat of privatisation, and the benefits that support those less well off are all facing the axe.
North Edinburgh has a long tradition of standing up for itself, and fighting and winning struggles against injustice and inequality. It is that proud tradition that this group aims to follow.
The group is open to people who live and/or work in the area. We meet regularly, so If you would like to get involved please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to our next open organising meeting.