We need you - yes, you! - to join the Community Land Trust!
We now own a property on East Reach in Taunton which we plan to develop for social housing and community workspace. 10 East Reach is a listed building; to the rear is a large garden, presently neglected but suitable (according to the local plan) for residential development.
Our mission is: “to provide sustainable affordable housing; and to
provide workspace for community enterprises in Somerset;
promoting co-operative principles and equality of opportunity
for the benefit of the community...”
As the name suggests we are owned by the the community: a model that only works well if a broad range of people choose to become members. Why not join?
When you become a member, you are buying shares in the project. Like company shares, they give you a vote and represent the equity of the business; unlike company shares, they are withdrawable rather than transferable (subject to our having sufficient liquid funds) and all members have equal voting rights. The minimum investment is normally £50, though the board can waive this for volunteers who are committing time instead of money.
Click here for the application form.