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?
David Clegg is our de facto Head Gardener and he has done an amazing job of making the wasteland bloom. Here's just a few photos showing the courgettes, leeks, celery and broccoli that have taken the place of the nettles and brambles.
Builders at work
Some great pictures here of the flats as the first fix begins. You can see, from top to bottom: the open plan space taking shape on the ground floor; a view from the stairs towards the entrance to the first floor flats; a view up to the new loft space from what will be a stairwell; another view into the attic bedrooms, from the other direction; the first floor awaiting the new stairs from the ground floor.