On Sunday about 75 protesters travelled to the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester to participate in a mass trespass, calling for land Justice. Organised by groups including RisingUp and the Land Justice Network the protest included speeches, songs and marching band. Gail Bradbrook of RisingUp said afterwards: [Lord Bathurst] watched on with family and game keepers bemusedly… Continue reading Mass trespass calling for land justice in the south west
An Aberdeen community have used new community buyout powers to claim a piece of private land as their own, becoming the first in Northern Scotland to utilise the Urban Right to Buy scheme. The land, that was once a bowls club, will be used as a community market garden and cafe. http://www.scottishcommunityalliance.org.uk/articles/2720/
Scotland, as many know, is quite a few years ahead of England with land reform. The Scottish Land Commission has just published a discussion paper by Peter Peacock about diversifying land ownership which is our recommended reading this week! https://landcommission.gov.scot/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Land-Lines-Land-Ownership-Peter-Peacock-March-2018.pdf
THE LANDLORD’S GAME: a tour of London’s land and housing crisis. Please share this wicked promo video via facebook or youtube and then come along on Saturday 14th April, Mayfair! Facebook event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/154637835243225/
Some of us involved with Land Justice Network are really looking forward to going on this – why not come along too?
Come to Land Justice Network’s next national gathering to celebrate the start of our Week of Action on Land Rights, discuss what the network’s been up to and plot fresh actions together! We’ll meet up 12 noon to eat lunch together (bring a dish if you can) and start the meeting at 1pm, finishing 4pm… Continue reading National gathering in March
I hope we can one day make a video this compelling about land rights in England! Right to Roam from Patagonia on Vimeo.
On Sunday 12th November, the day after our Land Justice Network Leicester gathering, a group of us will be trespassing onto the lands of Boughton House, the location of the slaughter of 50 commoners, 410 years ago. We will take the train from Leicester to Kettering, one stop down on the London line, and walk… Continue reading A picnic for Captain Pouch
This report documents the workshop on taxation which took place on September 17th 2017, hosted by the Land Justice Network policy and legislation group. Introduction Over 30 people, including grass roots campaigners, academics and professionals, gathered at UCL to discuss the issues surrounding taxation and land reform. The workshop began by presenting the Land Justice… Continue reading Policy and Legislation Workshop: Towards a Land Reform Bill, taxation to benefit the many not the few
(both updates via the excellent Senscot weekly briefing) When the Community Empowerment Act extended the right to buy to all of Scotland – there was an optimism about what this could mean for communities in our cities. However, news this week that the community buy-out of Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital has been thwarted is a… Continue reading Scottish land reform updates