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 …

Intergenerational Housing – a solution for Frome?

One of the issues that Covid, or rather, the lockdowns brought into sharp relief was loneliness. If you lived alone during that period, or knew someone who did, isolation became a real problem and we have been talking about the metal health fallout of that ever since. If you are retired and live alone in …

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. …

Local Councillors develop closer ties with FACLT

Frome Area Community Land Trust (FACLT) held an information session in the council chamber for local councillors this month to deepen understanding of community land trusts. FACLT and its sister organisation Fair Housing for Frome have been working on plans to provide affordable housing for local people.  Roger Saunders, chair of FACLT said “With a …

CLTs in Funding Limbo

Polly Lamb looks at how our local CLT enabler hub Middlemarch and nearby CLT Marshfield are affected by the government’s silence on funding for community led housing. All eyes are now on the government to see if the Community Housing Fund (CHF) will be reinstated, now that the new cabinet has formed. All community-led housing …