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…

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…

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…

Join me tomorrow for my next Our Stories digital business models webinar

Excited to say that I’m interviewing Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot and Lizzie Spikes and Becky Barratt of Driftwood Designs tomorrow. This follows on from the interview and Q and A I did last week with the amazing Shann Jones of Chuckling Goat. Each interview looks at the experience of local entrepreneurs who have…

Join me on the 19th June at the RSA Virtual Coffeehouse

If you want to have your say about equitable housing join me and Good with Money co-founder Becky O’Connor at the RSA Virtual Coffeehouse event on the 19th June. Usually these events are held in London in the RSA offices so it’s very exciting to be able to take part from Wales. Becky and I…

The moths of Machynlleth

I turned 50 in April and my house mates in the housing coop I live in bought me a moth trap for my birthday. This was an incredibly special moment for me as fifteen years ago I wrote a book about moths called Curious Incidents in the Garden at Night-time. Yes, I was under the…

Cycling the Liberation Coast

On this special day I wanted to share a short film I made during the second day of my first cycle tour of Europe, which started along the Liberation Coast of Normandy. This seemed to me the right place to start an exploration of our relationship with Europe and I spent many subsequent days exploring…