We know that private renting leaves a lot to be desired, and we also know that the voice of private tenants is often missing when decisions about us are made. The only way that we will improve our living situation is by joining together, in large numbers to affect change. For this reason we are starting our next campaign by hitting the doors and speaking to as many tenants as we can about the issues affecting them, in order for us to take collective action. We’re excited to announce that this campaign is about to begin, but we need your help to bring it to life.
Where? We will be knocking on doors in the Easter Road area of the city, and talking to as many tenants as we can around Easter Road and Leith Walk.
When? We will start door knocking from Monday the 8th of June, and will continue for six weeks, this will culminate in a public meeting on the Tuesday the 22nd of July at Norton Park Conference Centre, where tenants will have the opportunity to come together to raise their issues, and decide upon next steps for collective action.
Amazing, how can I get involved?
We are looking for volunteers to come door-knocking, and to help with other tasks like envelope stuffing. Full training will be given, and we will pair you up with an experienced member of the committee.
We will be stuffing envelopes on Sunday the 1st of June in room G5 at St Margaret’s house 151 London Road from 3pm.
Door-knocking training will take place on Sunday the 8th of June from 5pm, which will also take place at St Margaret’s House.
Door knocking will take place from Monday the 9th of June. We would love to see you along, even if you can only commit to one or two nights. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.
We are also looking for people who live in the Leith/Easter Road area of the city who might be interested in being part of a Leith branch of Edinburgh Private Tenants. If this is something you may be interested in please get in touch.
I don’t have time to get involved in this, is there another way I can help?
The best way to support renters in is to become a member of Edinburgh Private Tenants. Anyone who rents can become a full member, and others are welcome to join as supporters. We need to come together in large numbers to affect change. Every new member helps keep us democratic and makes us more powerful. You know it makes sense, so why not join online now?