Our mission is
Our mission is
“to provide sustainable affordable housing,
and workspace for community enterprises, in Somerset;
promoting co-operative principles and equality of opportunity
for the benefit of the community.”
SCCLT is a new co-operative society working to address the chronic shortage of affordable sustainable housing in Somerset, at the same time as creating incubators for new and growing community enterprises. We place tenants at the heart of our governance structure, so that the land trust is always accountable to its intended beneficiaries. At the same time, any Somerset resident can join and have a say in how the society is run; people outside the traditional county can also join, with limited voting rights. Download our leaflet for more information.
If you'd like to know more about the services available in our shop, why not visit the Somerset Co-operative Hub website?
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
This includes the new door to provide access to the upstairs flats; hopefully this doesn't take away from the frontage too much, and it means that tenants and workers can each do their thing without troubling the other.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We're very pleased that investors are happy to go with our plans for an increased rate of return in place of Social Investment Tax Relief (which, disappointingly, will not be available).
We have also started to get more coverage in local media, with a piece in the Somerset County Gazette and BBC Somerset due to broadcast a piece this morning (we'll post a link when that is confirmed).
Thursday, May 22, 2014
You can download:
The Social Accounts
The new rules
A guide to changes in the rules
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Our target is £220,000 - it's a lot, but it is far from impossible. Even if you can't invest yourself you can help us by linking to this page on social media or emailing your friends. Spread the word!
Before you take a decision, you'll need to read our offer document, attached here.
You might also want to take a look at these:
- Equality policy
- Recent accounts
- Sustainability policy
- Rules of the Society (subject to registration with the FCA)
- Health and safety