Community-led housing advice surgery

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Community-led housing advice surgery

59A Stramongate The Meeting Room, The Tapestry Museum Friends Meeting House Kendal, CMA LA9 4BH

Starts: Thu 27th February 2020, 10.00 am

Cost - This workshop is offered free,...

A session with legal and professional advisers for active groups with technical queries on community-led housing.

For active groups with technical queries on community-led housing, Cumbria ACT offer a free surgery opportunity with legal and other professional advisers. The session includes presentations and slots (20 mins) to get some great early advice on working with partners and the significance of your governance choices.

Twin this event with a Community Housing networking lunch and book onto the afternoon ‘virtual tour’ of Ashley Vale, with Anna Hope – a must for anyone needing inspiration for their community housing scheme.

Community housing and then some! Learn from an award-winning development

When a group of residents of the Ashley Vale area of Bristol were concerned about the prospect of commercial development of a site at the heart of their community, they decided to take action.

After they formed a cooperative to purchase and redevelop the land themselves, the award-winning Ashley Vale self-build project was born. The site is now a hub of community activity incorporating housing, business and leisure spaces with the value of sustainability at its heart.

CAfS is running a free talk by Anna Hope, one of the spearheads of the Ashley Vale Action Group, who now directs Ecomotive - an organisation that is leading the way in sustainable, affordable and community-led housing.

Anna will be sharing the story of how the project came to be and what lessons we can learn from its successes for our own self-driven projects.

Read more about the Ashley Vale development & see pics.

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Anna Hope - Our inspirational speaker is a founding director of Ecomotive with over 18 years' experience in self-build housing, who continues to research the implementation of new models of housing.

Cost - This workshop is offered free, as part of the Community Led Housing Hub Cumbria and Lancaster. The Hub provides support and access to technical expertise for groups making new, affordable homes for their communities.

Venue & timings - This event begins with a light lunch at 12.30pm. The talk begins at 1pm. The venue is the Tapestry Museum at the Friends Meeting House. There will also be an advice surgery in the morning (see below for details). You're welcome to come for one or both of these sessions. You'll need to book separately for the advice session (see below).

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