Housing crisis petition

Oxford is now the most unaffordable place to live in the UK. Houses cost more than 11 times average wages. The country and Oxford's council have a housing crisis on their hands.

Too often, people paying rent get poor service from rogue agencies and landlords. Greens want to take action to drive up standards in rented housing and to tackle the burden of rent.

We believe that access to housing is a human right—the council must do more to meet the housing needs of people in Oxford. Greens support increasing the number of council and social homes available to those who need them.

No council houses have been completed in the last year in Oxford. So when suitable houses become available on the local market, Oxford City Council should purchase them to increase the council housing stock.

PETITION

We demand that Oxford City Council use some of the £10m it has set aside to buy properties for use as Council housing to purchase the Crown House Club on the corner of Crown Street and St Mary’s Road in East Oxford. The Council could then provide 4 flats for immediate rent and a potential additional 5 flats for rent once the non-residential parts of the building are converted for residential use.

We believe the £1m price tag for the Crown House Club, and the potential to create up to 9 Council housing units in an area of housing need, presents excellent value for money for the City Council. With a constant decline in social housing available in the city, it would be a travesty to pass on such a good opportunity to increase the Council's housing stock.

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  • Patricia Wright
    signed via 2020-08-13 19:49:07 +0100
    sorry, but although I Iive in OX4, I’m with my daughter near Loughborough during lockdown. But I’d be glad to sign the petition. Also I’d like to register for Larry S’s Zoom talk tomorrow but the email address David Newman gave me doesn’t deliver.
  • James Daniels
    signed via 2020-01-14 18:22:09 +0000
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  • Alison Williams
    signed via 2016-09-25 10:23:13 +0100
  • Faustine Petron
    signed 2015-05-28 18:13:39 +0100
  • John McTague
    signed 2015-03-12 16:38:36 +0000
  • lila coombes
    signed 2015-02-15 09:58:52 +0000
  • Alice Howard
    signed via 2015-01-19 22:48:57 +0000
  • Jenny Tamblyn
    signed via 2014-12-08 13:47:01 +0000
  • Victoria Nesbitt
    signed 2014-12-04 08:22:11 +0000
    Please PLEASE make the best use of brownfield sites before you start destroying our beautiful green belt areas. Once they are concreted over, we can’t get them back…
  • @108rosie108 tweeted link to this page. 2014-11-28 13:38:37 +0000
    Sign the petition for Oxford City Council to buy properties to turn into desperately needed council houses http://www.greenoxfordshire.com/housing_crisis_petition?recruiter_id=34669
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-28 13:38:37 +0000
    Sign the petition for Oxford City Council to buy properties to turn into desperately needed council houses
  • Rosemarie Marks-Crockett
    signed 2014-11-28 13:37:36 +0000
  • David Rathbone
    signed 2014-11-07 13:02:12 +0000
  • Lindsey Bassett
    signed 2014-10-22 17:13:20 +0100
  • @davidrnewman tweeted link to this page. 2014-10-21 16:22:56 +0100
    Sign the petition for Oxford City Council to buy properties to turn into desperately needed council houses http://www.greenoxfordshire.com/housing_crisis_petition?recruiter_id=2
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-21 16:22:56 +0100
    Sign the petition for Oxford City Council to buy properties to turn into desperately needed council houses
  • David Newman
    signed 2014-10-21 16:22:42 +0100
  • sarah wood
    signed 2014-10-21 13:31:44 +0100
  • Larry Sanders
    signed 2014-10-21 12:24:36 +0100
    There is much talk about the Housing Crisis.This is a chance to do something about it.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-21 12:20:45 +0100
    Sign the petition for Oxford City Council to buy properties to turn into desperately needed council houses
  • Hazel Dawe
    signed 2014-10-21 12:20:31 +0100
    Here is an ideal opportunity for Oxford City Council to do the right thing – spotted by the Green Councillors, of course.
  • David Williams
    signed 2014-10-21 11:19:17 +0100
    They could do much more than £10 million.
  • francois ortolan
    signed 2014-10-20 22:12:21 +0100
  • Ruthi Brandt
    signed 2014-10-20 21:25:06 +0100
  • Gary Essex
    signed 2014-10-20 18:12:33 +0100
  • Craig Simmons
    signed 2014-10-20 05:11:40 +0100
  • David Thomas
    signed 2014-10-19 10:09:21 +0100

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