Community Housing Meeting

Join us in the RAM garden…… 7pm This Wednesday (21st July)

Many of us will recall the presentation made in the School before the pandemic, and the follow-up open day held in the Riding Stables last September by Ringmer Area Community Land Trust (RACLT).  The proposal was to build affordable-rent homes for local people in the village, and some preliminary work was done to look at suitable sites. 

Firle Community Association agreed to send 4 representatives to join RACLT, and at our first project meeting, Henry Gage asked us what the community thought about the project.  We explained that whilst generally people were in favour of the scheme, nobody could understand why a “Community-Led” project in Firle was being driven by a team from Ringmer.  

We’re delighted to say that the Firle Estate and RACLT have taken your concerns seriously, and agreed that the project should indeed be led by Firle.  To make this happen the community will need to set up ‘Firle Community Land Trust’ that will take over from RACLT.   This new organisation will be formed exclusively from people who live within Firle Parish, and YOU will be able to decide on who you want to represent the community.