‘A significant blow’: Anti-eviction campaigners cautiously welcome reversal of lock-change policy as Mears Group takeover from Serco
Living Rent has pledged to hold the Mears Group to its commitments, while the Scottish Refugee Council seeks a guarantee of no summary evictions, “lawful or not”
Govan's Water Row: Gentrification or Community Asset?
Proposed development in Govan is being contested.
COMMONSPACE met with Living Rent Govan to get the community's views on new waterside development 'Water Row'. With the displacement of the Showpeople of Govan, and the removal of the Govan Saturday market, there is some contention over whether the development is for the people of Govan.
Living Rent is contesting the development and the developer's consultation process, and will be holding their own community consultations for people to have their voices heard.
Theresa May refuses to intervene as university workers and New Gorbals Housing Association condemn Serco evictions
Over 30 university professional pen open letter opposing Serco’s “inhumane evictions”, while New Gorbals Housing Association promises to reverse any attempted lock changes
'No Evictions' Campaigners: the Fight for Asylum Housing Rights
Serco evictions planned for this Friday.
WITH Serco expected to begin the lock change evictions this Friday the 12th July, CommonSpace caught up with Living Rent campaigners to talk about the work being done on the 'No Evictions' Campaign.
The CommonSpace Show Ep 2 - Tenants' Power
The CommonSpace Show takes on Scotland’s biggest stories
IN THE second episode of the CommonSpace Show, David and Rhiannon speak to Sonja Coquelin from the Living Rent Tenants' Union about what the union does and its campaigning in recent weeks against Serco's attempt to lock out 300 asylum seekers from their home. They also discuss the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.