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Tales of the new Diggers & Dreamers: One year on

Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust

Saturday, 16 March 2019 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

Tales of the new Diggers & Dreamers: One year on

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We invite you to hear from local people about what it’s like to set up your own community-led housing project in Brighton & Hove, including building your own homes or taking over an existing building.

Over the last year over 150 people have been involved in developing their own housing projects in the city and this is a chance to hear what it is like, the ups and downs and to see the amazing homes and communities they are making.

Drop in or stay the whole day!

PLEASE NOTE: There will be limited space in each room so entry to talks will be on a first come, first served basis with BHCLT members given priority. Join for just £1 here.

 

Schedule

10am – 10.30am Welcome, refreshments and browse our exhibitions

10.30am-12.30pm: Live interactive sessions: The highs and lows of community-led housing

Groups who have worked with BHCLT reflect on their experiences and tell their stories.

WHENMAIN SPACE
UPSTAIRS
10.30-10.50am Coldean Community Organisation Creating 12-15 affordable homes and community facilities including a gymnasium for the people of Coldean SEASALT (South EAst Students Autonomously Living Together) Creating the first affordable student-led housing in the South East of England, through buying and refurbishing a large 10-bed house and running it themselves cooperatively
10.55-11.15am Sussex Cohousing Developing 30 homes as an intentional community, where sharing of resources will be the norm Bunker Housing Co-operative Self-build co-operative developing their first 3-bedroom affordable eco homes, for £225k each
11.20-11.40am South Downs Eco Housing and land based project located on the way to Devil’s Dyke Roost Self Build Housing Coop New housing co-operative of families
11.45am-12.05pm Coral New cohousing project looking at eco retrofit and eco self-build options. Out of Town Longstanding local housing co-operative who received a grant to expand one of their houses
12.10-12.30pm Sussex Homeless Support Working with people who have experienced homelessness to develop affordable, community-led housing Selby Housing Co-operative Co-op for low income families with a house in Coldean

 

12.30-1.30pm: Buffet lunch Upstairs

Brighton & Hove as a community-led housing city. Have your say on our new identity. In the atrium

We are working with Graphic Design students from the University of Brighton to design a new ‘visual identity’ for Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust (BHCLT). We will be using designs and ideas from the students in our future communications. Students will be showcasing their design ideas and you can give us your feedback on the most persuasive ones. In the atrium

 

1.45-3.45pm: Live interactive sessions: The highs and lows of community-led housing

Groups who have worked with BHCLT reflect on their experiences and tell their stories. A chance to see what you missed in the morning session.

WHENMAIN SPACE
UPSTAIRS
1.45-2.05pm SEASALT (South EAst Students Autonomously Living Together) Creating the first affordable student-led housing in the South East of England, through buying and refurbishing a large 10-bed house and running it themselves cooperatively Coldean Community Organisation Creating 12-15 affordable homes and community facilities including a gymnasium for the people of Coldean
2.10-2.30pm Bunker Housing Co-operative Self-build co-operative developing their first 3-bedroom affordable eco homes, for £225k each Sussex Cohousing Developing 30 homes as an intentional community, where sharing of resources will be the norm
2.35-2.55pm Roost Self Build Housing Coop New housing co-operative of families South Downs Eco Housing and land based project located on the way to Devil’s Dyke
3.00-3.20pm Out of Town Longstanding local housing co-operative who received a grant to expand one of their houses Coral New cohousing project looking at eco retrofit and eco self-build options.
3.25-3.45pm Selby Housing Co-operative Co-op for low income families with a house in Coldean Sussex Homeless Support Working with people who have experienced homelessness to develop affordable, community-led housing

 

3.50–4.30pm: What makes community-led housing possible?

Members of the BHCLT and representatives from the groups will summarise the main things they will take away from the day and their next steps.

There will also be the chance to ask questions about BHCLT.

 

Accessibility

There is:

  • Disabled access for wheelchair users
  • Toilets that are accessible for disabled people
  • An 'assistance dogs welcome' policy
  • Ramp access available
  • Closest car park is: NCP Car Park Brighton Theatre on Church Street

This event is being organised in collaboration with the University of Brighton Radical Futures Housing Forum.

Do you have questions about Tales of the new Diggers & Dreamers: One year on? Contact Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust

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The Gallery
University of Brighton
Grand Parade
BN2 0JY Brighton
United Kingdom

Saturday, 16 March 2019 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)


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Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust

The BHCLT (www.bhclt.org.uk) Community-led housing programme is supported by Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) through the Community Housing Fund. We are also working with Co-operative Housing in Brighton and Hove (CHIBAH) and Mutual Aid In Sussex (MAIS) to make this happen.

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