Sixty nine women face eviction after Oxford Uni buys shared accommodation

Image Credit: Tejvan Pettinger Almost 70 women stand to be evicted this Christmas from shared accommodation as a result of Oxford University’s purchase of the building to serve as future graduate accommodation. The property, which is currently Oxford’s only all-female shared housing accommodation, is being sold by Catalyst Housing Group, a charity based in London […]

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On Your Doorstep chair rejects prize

Alex Kumar, chair of the Oxford SU On Your Doorstep homelessness campaign, has rejected a nomination for the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards. The awards “recognise students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in commitment to voluntary and charitable work, and social entrepreneurship”. In a Facebook post, he cited Vice-Chancellor Richardson’s defence of academic freedom for tutors […]

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Greens criticise homelessness fines

Oxford City Council’s latest threats to fine rough sleepers in the city centre have been sharply criticised by the city’s Green councillors. Community Protection Notices were served last Wednesday to people in the city centre with “no fixed abode” requiring the removal of “obstruction on any pavement […] that may constitute a hazard”. The notices […]

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Court decision may allow Iffley Open House to remain until April

A possession order for the Iffley Open House site was granted to current leaseholder The Midcounties Co-operative this morning, after a court hearing. Following discussions between the residents and Mid-Counties Co-operative, it would allow those living in the Wadham-owned property to remain throughout the coldest months of the year. In a statement released this afternoon, however, Wadham reiterated […]

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“Very positive negotiations” underway between Iffley Open House and leaseholders

Iffley Open House residents are said to be “relieved” by news that the group may be able to stay in the Wadham owned building until the end of April. This follows a statement from leaseholder The Midcounties Co-operative last week, in which it described its confidence in reaching an “amicable arrangement”. Kevin Brown, Group General […]

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