Monthly Archives: July 2017

What are Community Land Trusts?

July 26, 2017

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a form of community-led housing. The CLT acquires land through purchase (by the community) or a gift, and oversees the development of affordable housing to buy or rent. The housing remains affordable in perpetuity – the CLT is a not-for-profit group and acts as a long-term steward of the homes

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Following recent voluntary sector thefts, please check your security measures

July 12, 2017

Voluntary sector organisations and community buildings in Suffolk are advised to check their security measures, following a number of recent thefts and acts of vandalism: Rural Coffee Caravan Project: caravan stolen Brickmakers Wood: burgled and vandalised on two separate occasions Bramford Pre-school Playgroup: burgled Here are some useful links to ensure your organisation’s safety provided

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Community Hubs research opportunity for North West Ipswich

July 11, 2017

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust Partnership would like to commission research on “Community Hubs” in the area with a view to developing a two year strategy and action plan for the Partnership to implement. “Community Hub” means any building that is, or has the potential to be, hired to individuals and community groups for

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CAS championing young people as leaders

July 11, 2017

Community Action Suffolk has recently created a new role to champion young people taking leadership roles in their communities. Janet Perry is Young Leadership Development Officer, covering Suffolk. This new role will champion young people into new and exciting voluntary leadership roles within their communities, such as charity trustees and other strategic roles. Janet will work in

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District Council furniture available following move

July 10, 2017

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council are moving from their head office buildings in Hadleigh and Needham Market later this year. They will be seeking a new home for some of their second hand furniture. There will be mix of desks, pedestals, book cases and filing cabinets, etc. If your organisation is interested

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Rural Housing Week 2017: supporting rural communities through providing affordable housing

July 3, 2017

Rural Housing Week 2017 takes place 3 to 7 July. The aim of the week is to highlight rural housing issues and to showcase housing associations’ innovative solutions for tackling them, supporting rural communities through providing affordable housing. Community Action Suffolk supports rural affordable housing by working with Parish Councils, local residents, housing associations, local councils

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