We’re growing our membership and getting more local people involved while we negotiate terms with the council for the site on The Lawns.
Last weekend we ran a stall at the food market set up by Crystal Palace Transition Town (which we’re part of). We signed up 20 new members and spoke to dozens more about our plans.
We need more help for outreach, so if you’d like to help with Facebook, stalls or door knocking please get in touch!
Logo design competition with schools
Year 6 pupils at All Saints Primary School, on Upper Beulah Hill, are busy designing a logo for our project on The Lawns. Tom had the opportunity to speak to the class about the benefits of a Community Land Trust – environmentally and socially – and inspired the children to get involved in the competition.
We can’t wait to see the results after half term! The winners will be chosen by judges Margaret Adjaye (Upper Norwood Library Hub), Anna Jacobs (Crystal Palace Artists Open House) and Stephen Mann (local councillor).
Forging links with Emmaus
Rob met with members of our community who have experienced homelessness. Emmaus companions have previously been homeless and now live in one of the shared homes run by this well-established charity.
Visiting them, Rob shared ideas on what a Community Land Trust can offer to people suffering housing insecurity and encouraged the companions to get involved in the Crystal Palace CLT.
New Project Co-ordinator
The CLT is delighted to welcome Chris Carthy to the team as Project Co-ordinator. This is a paid part-time post that we were able to create as a result of a successful funding application. Chris has a wealth of experience working with community groups and is currently also involved with similar projects in Lewisham, Leyton and Bristol.
Great to have you with us, Chris!