Calling all election candidates

Ahead of this spring’s local elections, we are calling on candidates to pledge their support for our Community Land Trust, and others in their boroughs. We started in 2019 after Croydon Council released a site in Crystal Palace for community led housing. This came about after years of great campaigning by Croydon Citizens and policy…

Initial designs unveiled at AGM

We unveiled the initial designs for our homes at The Lawns at our Annual General Meeting, with members of the Board and Resident Design Group explaining the process so far and what will come next. On Thursday 11th November we met at the Salvation Army on Westow Street, in person for the first time since…

Notice for our Annual General Meeting 2021

The Chair and Board of Crystal Palace Community Land Trust have pleasure in inviting you to a General Meeting to be held on Thursday 11th November from 7.00 – 8.30pm at the Salvation Army, 58-60 Westow St, Upper Norwood, SE19 3AF. Along with the formal business, we will be showcasing the early designs for our…

Tell us your housing stories

We have launched a housing needs survey for Crystal Palace and we want to hear your stories. If you’re suffering from damp, struggling to afford your rent, or even if you’re absolutely fine, we want to hear from you. Since we started in 2019 we’ve talked to headteachers losing pupils as high rents and house…

Design workshop 2

Our resident design group met last week to continue its work with our architects, Archio, on our project at The Lawns. We were on Zoom again, sadly, but everyone turned up again full of enthusiasm. We started the workshop by reviewing what we’d discussed and agreed last time, when we looked at the site constraints…

Notice for our Annual General Meeting 2020

The Chair and Board of Crystal Palace Community Land Trust have pleasure in inviting you to a General Meeting to be held on Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday 23rd November 2020. We hope you will be able to attend. We will be giving you details of progress so far, electing Directors and considering one resolution…

Design work begins for The Lawns project

Our resident design group has started work with Archio, our architects, on our proposed homes for The Lawns. We’ve recruited 18 local people, mostly members of the CLT, to make sure the designs reflect local people’s views and concerns. We put a lot of work in over the last year to make connections across the…

Wanted – treasurer (CLOSED)

UPDATE: we’ve now found our new Treasurer, thanks for all the interest! If you’d like to support and get involved with another community led housing group in London, get in touch with the folk at CLH London. Are you a financial whizz, or would you like to become one? Would you like to give something…

April update – progress in lockdown

First of all we hope you are all keeping well in these strangest of times. It feels like community has never been more important and we hope this newsletter is a welcome reminder that even if we can’t see each other we are all still here and working together for the common good. School logo…