ACORN Brighton: Victory in Hanover

An example of a local renters' union bulletin


August 16, 2018

3,000 copies of this bulletin were distributed door-to-door in the Hanover neighbourhood of Brighton following Brighton ACORN’s successful eviction resistance campaign. It aimed to develop the high degree of support for the campaign over the previous weeks into a sustained local membership base.

In April, the Bishop family were served an eviction notice from Wilkinsons’ letting agents, weeks after they signed a new tenancy and requested they made repairs to damp in their house on Albion Hill.
But they didn’t just roll over and give up. Beverley Bishop stood up to her letting agents, and joined ACORN Renters’ Union. Over the next five weeks, we ran a campaign to keep Bev and her family in their home. We held demonstrations and pickets on Elm Grove, collected petition signatures from the community, and got support from local politicians. We’re very happy to say this campaign has been successful. People power finally forced Wilkinsons’ and the landlord to make a deal and meet our demands.

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