What's a community land trust and what do we do?
Bradley Big Local Community Land Trust is a community benefit society. That means we are owned by those who live in the ward of Bradley in Nelson, Lancashire, and our members.
Anyone over the age of 16 can join the Trust and the money we get from membership shares helps us fund our work in Bradley.
Our priorities are to help provide affordable homes and services and bring about environmental improvements across the Bradley and Hodge House areas. Being a community owned business gives us access to grants and specific funding and any land we acquire, property we build or rent becomes a community asset.
To date, we've completed a development of four semi-detached houses on derelict land at Beech Street and taken on the management of Hodge House Community Centre, off Regent Street.
We're now in the process of developing the community centre and the playing field into a community-focussed leisure and wellbeing centre. At the heart of this development will be a 3G artificial grass pitch.
You can check out each of these projects on their dedicated pages, just use the buttons below.
WHO ARE WE?
Bradley Big Local Community Land Trust is run by a voluntary Board of Directors - all of them live or work in Bradley, or close by, and dedicate their free time to securing and managing lasting improvements for the community and the area.
Our Development Support consultant:
Sara Willoughby provides the Trust with support and guidance in the development, organisation and management of our projects. She also assists in the governance and management of the Trust itself, making sure that we have suitable policies and procedures for all areas of our work and that there are good record keeping systems in place (and that they're kept up to date). Sara is a social housing management professional with many years experience of working in the local area.