August 2021

Lots of progress this month with the documents we will present to people outside the group. We followed our consultant’s guidance, but one of us had some further great insights which we need to work in to our Partnership Pitch documents. We had a summation meeting with our consultant to reflect on the work we’ve done together, and to reinforce our direction over the next six months or so.

One of us attended the third webinar put on by UK Cohousing Network on their recently issued Cohousing Guide, about Finance Models; and a webinar put on by Potton on Assessing Planning Potential. Unfortunately they missed a couple of useful webinars due to being in London for the first week of the XR protests.

We built a database of potential commercial partners, and made first contact with a number of them. We had a follow-up meeting with representatives of a Financial Modelling firm.

We had the usual Zoom meetings, but topped the month off with an in-real-life social event: attending a socially-distanced village picnic where one of our number lives. We decided that we should set aside every third meeting to a social event of some kind.

We discovered – by accident at an XR meeting – that there is another cohousing project in Birmingham! Check out Birmingham Community Co-housing. We wish them well, and hope to chat soon.

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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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