September 2023 Newsletter

Thank you for reading this newsletter – It’s important for us to have regular contact with our members and the wider Frome community. We’d like to hear what you think of our ideas and what we’re trying to do. We would certainly like to have you on board as we work towards creating genuinely affordable housing …

December 2022 Newsletter

December brings national news about raising housing standards in the rental sector, particularly socially rented housing and changes to the Levelling Up bill in respect to housing. We know that good quality homes are needed now more than ever and we are looking at ways of securing land to build for the community in perpetuity. …

The September newsletter from Frome Area Community Land Trust

We are back after our summer break with a new board and some fresh ideas. We held our AGM and elected 2 new board members and went on the road to find out more about how other CLTs achieved their successes. We were lucky enough to peek inside the award winning eco-home from SNUG Homes …

The July newsletter from Frome Area Community Land Trust

Frome Area Community Land Trust is absolutely all about ‘community’. We want to build affordable rental homes for local people in Frome. With a local lettings policy we can absolutely target those on the housing waiting list who are either Frome people or have significant connections to the town such as family ties etc. The …

The June newsletter from Frome Area Community Land Trust

Here at Frome Area Community Land Trust we have been in a reflective mood, looking back at the quieter winter months where we were all still struggling to come out of the pandemic whilst we concentrated on our ongoing search for suitable land. We discussed strategy and finance as well as how best to take FACLT forward with the challenges of the local housing market and the ever increasing rental property crisis.

The May newsletter from Frome Area Community Land Trust

The local elections are over and Frome has repeated what seems to be a tradition now of electing a fully independent town council with the Independents for Frome group taking all 17 seats. In the wider area, the planned demise of Mendip District Council saw elections to, what will become, the new unitary Somerset Council. Frome …

The April newsletter from Frome Area Community Land Trust

The lack of new social housing in the town is a big issue and the possibility that the large developers might try to reduce the number of affordable homes once a proposal has been accepted is always something we fear. The town doesn’t really need more traditional four bedroom large homes. The Frome Housing Needs Survey published late last year pointed clearly to the need for more one and two bedroom homes.

The March newsletter from Frome Area Community Land Trust

The housing crisis rumbles on with ever increasing costs of private rents, a lack of available rental homes and very little new social housing being built. We are aware of some ideas and plans in the town and some will require building on green spaces which usually results in multiple objections. Somewhere along the way …