A group of residents have set up the Norbury Community Land Trust so that the local community has more control over the development of Norbury.
It has been registered by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Community Benefit Society.
The Trust Board will seek out opportunities to become a community freehold and leasehold land owner of open space, community facilities, housing, shops and workspaces. It will raise money for the purchase of land and buildings through community fundraising, loans, and crowd funding, and if possible through grants.
The Trust is a member of the National Community Land Trust network which promotes trusts and is currently working with co-operative and co-housing organisations to influence Government to improve support for community led housing development. A major role of Trusts is to provide housing at genuinely affordable rents.
The Board is planning a membership recruitment campaign among local residents.
The Board members are:
Sean Creighton (Chair), who is also a member of the local residents associations’ Love Norbury Joint Planning Committee
John Rutherford (Secretary)
Gloria Hutchings (Treasurer)
Evelyn and Richard Palmer
Apart from Sean Creighton they all live along Norbury Avenue
The Trust can be contacted through John Rutherford at NorburyCLT@gmail.com
Registered office: 314 Norbury Ave.