Thanks to Sam Goss our architect who did the drawings used on this website

Getting Involved

 

 

westbaygroup3webHaving received Planning for Phase 1 and having purchased the land, we are now in discussion with potential development partners and preparing to market the properties.

We are now actively seeking new members who want to join.

The qualities we are looking for:

Commitment
Getting on together
Time
Attending meetings
Joining in the work
Attending training
Confidentiality

We have a membership process, which involves those who are interested contacting us, coming to at least 4 of our events and meeting up with as many members as possible to establish whether we share common values.

When signed up, there is a membership fee of £35, £10 of which buys shares in Bridport Cohousing Ltd. Members also contribute £10 per month towards running costs.

After 3 months members are asked to make a contribution to the cost of the home they hope to buy or rent, which is returnable if we are unable to provide a home. This is 2% of the purchase price for buyers, which goes toward the purchase; 1% of the net annual household income (NAI) for renters – returnable on occupancy.

There is a non-returnable second contribution of 10% for buyers to pay on exchange of contracts and a returnable 2% of NAI for renters when the tenancy is agreed. These contributions are held by Bridport Cohousing CLT.

We invite potential new members to find out about cohousing and living in a cohousing neighbourhood. We hold regular open meetings to tell people about cohousing and our project (see events page).

Find out more by using the “contact us” link in the left hand sidebar. You can also find out more about cohousing generally by following up the links on the right hand sidebar and by looking up some of the books on our Resources page.

 

How we function:

To create our cohousing neighbourhood we are developing our growing group of potential residents, and working with our professional partners to design and develop our neighbourhood.

We hold regular meetings for all members, where we get to know one another and work to make the project happen.  Our two working groups focus on building the group of people and building the neighbourhood.  A management group co-ordinates the work and liaises with the project group.

We hold open meetings and events where interested people can find out about our project and see if they want to join us. The structures and decision-making procedures we use follow the principles of sociocracy.

 

If you would like more information please use the “contact us” link on the left hand sidebar.