Community land trust calls for volunteers

Thaxted Parish Council is calling on local people to join a new group dedicated to developing community housing in the town.

Thaxted CLT logo

Thaxted Parish Council has formed a Community Land Trust (CLT) to develop community housing in the town, for the sole benefit of the people of Thaxted. We will build affordable homes where, unlike existing arrangements, control over tenancy remains with the Parish Council and CLT.

The parish council is forming a steering committee which will set the objectives and run the CLT. We therefore seek volunteers to join the steering committee. If you are interested in becoming part of this exciting project and you are willing to give some time for the community we need to hear from you. Experience with grant funding, Community Housing Projects, or general project management would be welcomed.

Should you be interested in taking part, please email with your name, address, telephone number and what you feel that you can bring to this interesting project. We anticipate meeting with potential trust members in early January so please make contact before Friday 3 January 2020.

For further information on how a CLT will work, please visit the National Community Land Trust Network.