Why I joined rebel riders on the risky road to Mach

After 16 months of making the case for things I believe in via zoom I at last took part in a real-life protest on Sunday. Joining with ten other rebel riders, I cycled the dangerous A487 from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth to demand safer cycling and walking routes between the two towns and all the communities…

Join us September 16th for community led solutions to the second homes issue

At the September network we’ll be talking about second/holiday homes and how local people taking greater control of their housing stock will lead to more active, cohesive and resilient communities. We’ll be joined by successful community-led housing projects that have come together to tackle these issues, including Cornwall CLT and Appledore CLT. We strongly believe…

Ten days left to save Tir Cyffredin housing co-op.

It’s crunch time for Wales’ newest housing co-operative Tir Cyffredin. They have only ten days left to raise the £140,000 they need to buy their home. Success means seven affordable spaces to rent and a valuable community hub for generations to come. Failure means members having to leave their home and the house going on…

Happy birthday Robert Owen!

Today is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Welsh community housing pioneer Robert Owen. Check out my new blog about Owen for the Wales Co-operative Centre and come along to our special Robert Owen themed community led housing event with author and co-housing pioneer Chris Coates on Robert Owen and Maureen Jones and Simin…

Local meet up Wednesday 7th April

Come along to our local community led housing meet-up on April 7th. This is for anyone living in Mid-Wales who want to get together with other people who want to create more affordable community led housing for people in their area. The event is free and you can book here.

Empty Homes network event Thursday 18th February 12pm

Come and join us for the Wales Co-operative Centre’s empty homes event on Thursday 18th February. We’ve teamed up with experts to see how groups in Wales can turn empty homes and other buildings into viable community led housing schemes. We’ll have three speakers, Q and A’s and break out rooms as usual. Our speakers…

Communities Creating Christmas

Join us on Thursday 17th December for our final network event of the year (12-1.30pm). We’ll have live music, talks on African permaculture projects and German Christmas traditions, a Cooperative Christmas quiz and digital gifts from across Wales. The network events have been a highlight in what has obviously been a very difficult year. So…

Five reasons why community led housing and woodland go together so well

Really enjoying re-watching our woodland community led housing network event. We had five inspiring speakers and so much good conversation. It really feels in Wales that woodland is an integral part of our culture and the connection between home and woodland is so strong, where ever you live. Was excited to learn about skills building…

Wales first ever Community Led Housing Festival!

Very excited to be taking part in the first ever Community Led Housing Festival in Wales next week! We have a great set of workshops. All online. All free. All bookable via Eventbrite. Look forward to seeing you there. Why towns matter, Regenerating rural communities, More than housing: the role of CLH. More details and…