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?

Monday, June 22, 2020

Our 2020 AGM - now online only. Join us for some good news!

We're really hoping that lots of our members from Somerset and beyond will join us for our AGM this year on the 30th of June at 2pm. However, it is not our usual get together at all - the whole event will take place as a video conference (or phone, if you prefer) on the Zoom service.
This isn't eveyone's cup of tea, but there is little doubt that the current social distancing rules need us to do something different. This is not such an essential experience that we should take any risks with anyone's health.
If you follow the 'other documents' link on the right you will find the papers for the AGM, but not the agenda and login details - that's because we have to send these to members individually. Please email landtrust@somerset.coop, or phone the Secretary Alex on 07963 917472, if you haven't yet received yours.
As far as the format allows, we should have a fairly celebratory atmosphere - because for the first time ever, SCCLT has recorded a profit! This is a huge boost as it allows us to prove to investors and lenders that our model is effective - it creates homes people want to pay rent on, as well as adding lasting value to our assets.