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

Directors needed to guide our CLT into a new year of opportunity

The biggest role we have for volunteers is of course on the board of directors – and with some of our best people having to contemplate leaving the board in the new year, we are very keen to hear from members who might be willing to take their place. It's a friendly and supportive group which requires only good judgement and enthusiasm – though we certainly wouldn't turn away people with project management and social housing skills, it isn't a prerequisite.
If you think that you might be able to contribute something to our mission, and you have a keen interest in sustainability, social justice and mutual aid, then we'd like to hear from you. Contact landtrust@somerset.coop and we'll be happy to tell you more and arrange for you to meet with existing board members.

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