On Wednesday 28 February we live streamed our annual general meeting via Facebook. If you missed it, the recording is still available to view. Watch it in full (37 minutes) to hear about what we got up to in 2016/17, our latest annual accounts and what we've been doing so far in 2017/18 and our future plans.
Watch our AGM in full here
The National CLT Network AGM was due to take place in Stretham, concluding the latest event in our See It and Believe It programme, where together with 80 guests, we were expecting to visit Cambridgeshire's pioneering CLT: Stretham and Wilburton. However, the weather had other plans and we were forced to postpone the visit. We will be announcing the rescheduled date as soon as possible.
During our third annual general meeting, our Chair, Baroness Cathy Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, summarised our 2016/17 annual report. Cathy also announced the re-election of Alison Ward to the Board following a member vote.
Our 2016/17 annual report is available to view online here
In the recording you'll hear from our Director, Catherine Harrington, on our progress within the current financial year (2017/18) too. This includes our advocacy campaigning activities surrounding the Community Housing Fund (as well as news on its prospectus) and last year's government announcement on leasehold reform.
Catherine also shared news on the funding the Network, along with UK Cohousing Network and Confederation of Cooperative Housing, have received from the Nationwide Foundation to start building the national infrastructure for community-led housing, including support for local enablers, a training and quality mark programme and a single website for community-led housing.
During the AGM you'll also get to hear from other members of our senior management team and their areas of work: Tom Chance, Head of Grants and Development and Beth Boorman, Communications Manager.
As you'll hopefully grasp from the AGM, we've been very busy at the Network and have made great strides in supporting the community land trust movement, and the broader community led housing sector, to becoming a mainstream housing option.
It's with many thanks to our members, partners and funders, who continue to support us and campaign with us to create an environment where more CLTs can thrive.
Relevant links for items discussed during the AGM: