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 …

Do we need a conversation about housing vs green spaces?

It’s not an either-or situation; developments can provide both homes and green spaces. We must try to address the needs of those living in inadequate, poor-quality homes, paying increasing rent, and lacking security for their families, while continuing to provide green space and habitats for nature.

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. …

What is affordable housing?

If there was ever a word that seemed like a goalpost that just won’t stay still, particularly right now, it’s ‘affordable’. What might be affordable to one person is out of reach for another but even more fluid than that, you might not be able to afford something that you could this time last year, …

The July newsletter from Frome Area Community Land Trust

Welcome to our July newsletter… Summer has truly arrived and we are in slightly relaxed mode for a few weeks. The intensity of the last few months with the Fair Homes project has passed and we are drawing breath, looking ahead towards our next challenge. Our time must now be put firmly into searching for …

Designing and building community led affordable housing

The FACLT board holds monthly development sessions. This month Steve Watson of Middlemarch led on ‘Designing and Building Community Led Affordable Housing’. Steve’s presentation can be found on the link below : Middlemarch is a local Community Interest Company which provides technical support to Community Housing Organisations. In Dorset and Somerset it provides ‘hub’ services …