Bristol Housing Action Movement

Independent squatters and homeless group

Monday, 6 June 2016

Avonmouth Squatting Victory

On 20th April 2016 a group of campaigners squatted a council house in Avonmouth to stop it being sold.

Six dramatic weeks later the squatters left, having successfully stopped the sale.

Monday, 9 May 2016

No Arrests as BHAM Squats Residential Building

On Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Bristol Housing Action Movement – Bristol's long running squat group - in association with other housing campaigners squatted a residential building owned by Bristol Council.

We were hoping to stop the building being sold at auction by the Council.  BHAM had already succeeded in getting one property – St Agnes Park Lodge – removed from the auction.

The flat was auctioned despite the Council not having vacant possession. we left the building at noon the following day.

It was a great action.  BHAM demonstrated its capacity to carry out a well organised, audacious occupation.  We made new links with like-minded campaigners and activist groups.  We squatted a residential building and didn't get arrested.

The Council made a number of conflicting claims about why the properties were being auctioned, initially saying the buildings were in poor repair and would cost to much to bring up to lettable standard. We showed this was not true, the building we occupied was in excellent condition.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Kill The Housing Bill Demo London 11 March 2016

The Housing and Planning bill currently going through the UK parliament is intended to destroy social housing that's been built up over generations.  From Right To Buy for housing association tenants to ending secure tenancies it'll be a disaster for UK housing policy.

Demonstrate against this monster by joining Kill the Housing Bill midday on 13 March 2016 at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

BHAM are attempting to organise transport from Bristol but it might not be possible.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Bristol Council v. Unhappy Campers

Increasing numbers of people are living long term in tents in Bristol's parks.  You don't do that over winter for the fucking fun of it.  You do it because you have absolutely no choice.  So Bristol Council's latest pronouncements about arresting homeless people camping and taking their tents from them is sickening.

Bristol's homeless campers could have their tents confiscated and face court action

Monday, 18 January 2016

Monday, 4 January 2016

St Mungos Homeless Outreach Workers Escorting UK Borders Agency Officers Around Rough Sleeping Spots in Bristol

Update 7 January: The allegation in this article that St Mungos Homeless Outreach workers accompanied and led UK Border Agency staff to rough sleeping spots in Bristol is not correct.

BHAM apologise to St Mungos and our supporters for publishing this inaccurate story without properly verifying the information.
BHAM has been told homeless outreach workers from St Mungos are showing UK Borders Agency officers around rough sleeping spots in Bristol.  Rough sleepers are being detained and at least one has been deported to the Czech Republic.