Transition Town Powys Cohousing talk Tuesday 25th June

Excited to let you all know that I will be giving a talk on Cohousing at the monthly Llandrindod Wells Transition Town group meeting this coming Tuesday, the 25th June, as part of my job working for @WalesCoopCentre For more info, location and times click here.

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Creating Cohousing projects in Powys

 

K1 communal house, garden and individual houses

Since March I’ve been working part-time for the Wales Cooperative Centre in a new role created by Powys County Council. I’m the first dedicated cohousing project officer in Wales.

This is a tremendously exciting opportunity and a huge challenge. Community led housing projects face an uphill struggle to get homes built but the results are quite often life changing for generations of residents.

I’ve seen the positive benefits of cohousing first hand, in particularat OWCH in London and K1 in Cambridge (picture above). My job is to see how cohousing can work in Powys.

That means meeting with community groups, council officials, planners, housing organisations and support agencies, to facilitate the development of projects but also seeing how cohousing fits in with national and local health, social care and housing objectives. This includes the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

I’ll be posting occasional blogs and event details here and soon we’ll have a Powys Cohousing web page to support the creation of the Powys Cohousing Network. In the meantime, if you want to know more about my work please take a look at my blog for the Wales Cooperative Centre

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Powys County Council Electric car charging points consultation

Powys County Council are encouraging residents to take part in a survey about electric car charging points in car parks. Complete the survey here www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBGN6T7

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Interest free loans for home improvements and energy conservation

Check out these great interest free loans provided by Powys County Council through the Robert Owen Credit Union to help make your home cosier.

www.rocbf.co.uk/home_loans/

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New fund available for community led housing

Check out this new fund from the Nationwide Building Society to support community led housing. But do it quickly. The deadline is July 5th.

www.nationwide.co.uk/communityfunding

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Digital Inclusion Officer sought in Powys

There’s a new job in Powys available as a Digital Inclusion Officer. Might be for you?

https://wales.coop/careers/current-vacancies/

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World Book Day talk at Pen’rallt Bookstore

Excited to say I’ll be taking part in a World Book Day talk at Pen’rallt Bookstore in Machynlleth on March 7th. Myself and two other authors will be hoping to answer the question ‘why do we write?’ More details to follow shortly.

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