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Hazell and Jessica

Hazell and Jessica is crowdfunding

raised of £25,000 target by 81 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 to Save Our Homes... fight the appeal!

Oulton, Leeds

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We beat them once, we can beat them again with your help!

We, the residents of Sugar Hill Close and Wordsworth Drive in Oulton, need to raise enough money to fund legal assistance when our landlord's appeal to demolish our houses is heard. Any pennies or pounds you can share would be gratefully received.

The backstory:

Just over two years ago, our landlord submitted a planning application to demolish our beloved low-income tenant estate and build new, executive housing. We fought hard against this, highlighting that NHS workers, teachers, carers and other low-income families have no other affordable housing options in the area. Plus, these houses have been our homes for decades (for some over 50 years)!

In October 2019 we won a small battle: Leeds City Council rejected our landlord Pemberstone's planning application. The wonderful councillors sat around that board argued that there was no justification for breaking up a community, an estate of long-time friends and neighbours who offer a vital safety net to each other. They also argued that to make 60+ families homeless when there was no provision of council housing in the Leeds area would be reprehensible. It was a momentous decision. Leeds City Council recognised that community matters, even on a private housing estate.

Thank you to everyone who supported us during those worrying months and years - through your solidarity and your donations, you helped us win that fight. Please help us again.

We're still here and we're still together - a support network that's proving even more important in these worrying times. So many people in this estate are key workers, or are themselves incredibly vulnerable to coronavirus.

In the midst of all this, Pemberstone have submitted an appeal. They want to plough ahead with the development regardless. They want to demolish our historic homes. They want to break up our close community.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts x

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    • Tamsin


      Aug 1, 2020

      In solidarity


    • Alison Inman

      Alison Inman

      Aug 1, 2020

      Good luck


    • Nicola


      Jul 31, 2020

      All the best, I hope you can defeat them once more xx

    • Cllr Charmaine Morgan

      Cllr Charmaine Morgan

      Jul 31, 2020

      We need more social housing not executive sites. Good luck with your case.


    • Anonymous


      Jul 30, 2020

      Good luck. You deserve to win!

    • Bob Dyson

      Bob Dyson

      Jul 30, 2020

      My grandma Dyson and Aunti Evlyne Morgan lived on here. Anything I can do just shout. Bob Dyson, GMB branch, L30, Leeds City Council.


    • Chris Kitchen

      Chris Kitchen

      Jul 29, 2020

      These houses were built for the Miners as Affordable Social Housing (ASH) and although the pits have gone should remain ASH. Good Luck.


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    Hazell and Jessica

    Hazell and Jessica

    Oulton, Leeds

    Mother and daughter duo campaigning and fundraising for our home, neighbours and friends :-)

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