To: Connolly and Callaghan

Save Hamilton House

Save Hamilton House

We the undersigned will campaign to stop backdoor, profit motivated development of our community buildings. We demand that Hamilton House be sold into community ownership for the benefit of its community to protect Bristol’s creative and community led culture. #savehamiltonhouse savehamiltonhouse@gmail.com

Why is this important?

Please Watch this video to help you understand the project and what is at stake.
https://www.facebook.com/SaveHamHouse/videos/706374576394248/

Not only have we recently lost two amazing organisations in Stokes Croft, Jacknife and Mark My Words, but now there is an immediate threat to Hamilton House being gentrified through the backdoor with artist studios and community businesses being developed into flats. The landlord has handed a vacant possession order to the building manager Coexist CIC for August 11th 2017, making 300 artists and another 400 people working in valuable creative and community activity without a legal contract or any guaranteed security for the future. Since then 200 people have been evicted fromthe rear block in the building and Coexist CIC, the organisation that was brought to life this project have been told they will not see their lease renewed. We need to protect these community buildings. Sign the petition. Act Now!

Stokes Croft, Bristol

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Reasons for signing

  • Hamilton House is one of the major hub contributing to that special vibe that makes Bristol unique in the UK. It promotes community values, inclusion, sustainability, all types of art and expression, supports research and entrepreneurship and losing it would be a tragedy for everyone living in this city.
  • Hamilton House & its community are life savers. They bring people back to life with their amazing vibes. It feels good to feel alive! Now let's save Hamilton House's life!
  • I understand businesses need to make profit but the building was offered to Coexist to use. After such a long time it seems unreasonable to kick such a long term tenant out. Also I have used the space in the past and value the availability of affordable space within such a creative vibrant mix of different businesses. Finally the hundreds of tenants support local independent cafes etc. in Stokes Croft, which in turn would be negatively affected.

Updates

2017-10-24 09:44:45 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2017-08-10 19:56:53 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-08-08 14:00:03 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-08 09:37:28 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-08-07 22:28:45 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-07 21:36:48 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-07 21:06:17 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-07 20:38:57 +0100

10 signatures reached