Well, it’s been a busy time!

So much has happened in the last year. Apologies that the blog hasn’t been kept up to date.

We’re in the process of opening a current account with Triodos Bank – an ethical provider of financial services.

We’ve looked at several sites, a couple in Bearwood and one in Stirchley. One of the sites in Bearwood looked like it really might be a possibility, despite some obvious difficulties. But in the end Sandwell Council weren’t able to finesse the various financial and political hurdles involved in allowing an inexperienced bunch to have land that was already problematic.

We purchased in some training on Censensus Decision Making.

We’ve visited Lilac in Leeds a couple of times, to hear about the Mutual Home Ownership Society works for them, and how they have reduced their environmental impact.

We had a lovely midsummer celebration at Rowheath Pavilion in Bournville.

One of us attended a Rojava Co-operative Solidarity Workshop (Rojava is, basically, the Kurdish area of Syria).

We’ve been to a number of conferences:

  • Community Led Housing, in Winterbourne
  • Ecofest at the MAC
  • Co-operative discussion and networking in town
  • And probably a couple of others!

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Cohousing West Midlands is (surprise) a cohousing project for the West Midlands! Cohousing is where everyone has their own front door, but there's also a community house for weekly shared meals and activities, and other shared spaces. More than a Housing Association, and less than a co-op!

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