A good turnout at our second AGM heard Ian Spero, CEO of the Agile Ageing Alliance, share insights from the recent Government funded Neighbourhoods of the Future report. Ian advocates taking a more modern flexible approach to house building so that our properties adapt as our needs change. A move towards multigenerational housing and using technology to support our needs as we age led to a lively debate.
Community Land Trusts are not bound by traditional approaches to building and we will be considering the design of our affordable housing carefully to ensure it is adaptable and meets the needs of those on our housing register.
The formal business of the AGM was concluded. See our Facebook page for photos.
We are keen to keep closely in touch with you, our community who drive the CLT, so Trustees will be available at the village cafe to meet with you informally as above. So if you want to find out more, ask questions or find out the latest position do drop in to see us.
We are keen to keep you informed and were pleased to see all those who attended one of our recent drop in events to find out how we are progressing towards providing the affordable housing needed by those registered with us.
There were displays giving updates on our activities to date, a chance to meet Trustees and partners. We were also able to provide an update on the Housing Need Survey findings.
Thank you to everyone who returned a Housing Need Survey. These have been analysed by Community Action Suffolk, an independant organisation. We are currently meeting with them to discuss the findings and prepare a summary report which will be made public soon.
The survey findings will update and enable comparison with the previous survey conducted 3yrs ago for the Neighbourhood Plan. This will show any changes and trends and identify the current priorities for housing need. It will also support our discussions with Babergh DC and other agencies and partners.
"Zero Pay - but `Job Satisfaction guaranteed'.
EB CLT is an independent not for profit organisation working for the benefit of the community, run by a board of volunteer Trustees who all live in East Bergholt.
We are seeking someone from our community to act as our Accountant and financail advisor. Please contact the Chairman if you can help.
First AGM 26th June 2018
`Building homes for the community by the community’
We welcomed shareholders to our first AGM on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at the Constable Hall. We explained the reason behind our formation, our aims and the approach we are taking to making affordable housing available to those with strong local connections who need it.
Charles Roberts, Chair of Streatham CLT and Deputy Leader of East Cambridgeshire spoke about the housing for local people provided by this successful CLT. The formal AGM business of electing Trustees, approval of accounts etc. was undertaken.
At the AGM members of our CLT re-elected Chris McEwen, Rolf Althen, and Nigel Roberts to the Trustees and elected a new Trustee, Jez Bezant.
May 24th 2018
Following the open event at the Lambe school the Trustees held a further event for the residents of East End at The Royal Oak (Dickie), East End on May 24th 2018.
Those who attended viewed the displays and took the opportunity to talk to Trustees about building houses in EB that people can afford, about the role of the CLT, and about how you can become a member.
The Trustees of the newly formed EB CLT held their first information and consultation event on Saturday 17th March 2018 in the Lambe School. Despite snow the event was very well supported.
Those attending were able to view displays and heard our Chairman explain the aims and approach being proposed so that small scale housing development can be undertaken and made available at affordable rates to those with local connections. The EB CLT were delighted to receive 70 new membership applications.
The Trustees and our partners, EB Parish Council and Babergh DC and Eastern region CLT were delighted to hear the views and ideas of those present.