Sorry that you haven’t heard from us in a while. We’re back again now (after over a year) and whilst we’ve been away it’s great to see that the YIMBY movement is growing stronger and stronger in the UK. So much so that we’re going to throw a party on Thursday 6th September 2018!
Thanks to the wonderful work from London Yimby the concept of supporting local housing has even reached the mainstream media with influential national politicians such as Liz Truss (Chief Secretary to the Treasury) supporting the cause. The housing shortage is quite rightly being recognised as “the greatest challenge facing Britain”, but who would have thought that even Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg would be supportive of some building in the (less attractive areas) of the Green Belt to help solve it?!
The traditional NIMBY attitude is turning. The YIMBYs are rising up and recognising the opportunities that supporting housebuilding in local areas will bring. An increasing number of younger people are wanting to make their voices heard so that they stand a chance of owning a home in the future. People like Jack, an undergraduate who has been interning with UK YIMBY, and wants to help others like him take action – you’ll hear more from him soon!
We’ve been hearing from people across the whole of the UK who have signed up as supporters through our website and we’ve been helping them to support housebuilding projects in the areas where they live. Some have even set up YIMBY twitter feeds to create an online community supporting new homes in their areas – if there isn’t one where you are, we can help you set one up yourself so that you’re not on your own!
As the number of YIMBYs and YIMBY groups grows, it’s important to be coordinated and learn from each other on successfully supporting more homes. It’s also important to have fun while we campaign on this important issue. Why not come along to our inaugural meet up in Bermondsey, London to meet similar-minded folk? Hope to see you there!