The Florrie to launch its Community Land Trust

On Tuesday 2nd November, The Florence Institute Trust (The Florrie) is unveiling its plans to form a new Community Land Trust and is inviting local residents to be part of the regeneration plans for new homes, retail units and community green spaces on Mill Street by becoming CLT members.

At the heart of The Florrie’s CLT plan is the need to create a community led initiative that develops sustainable housing and helps kick start the local economy with new jobs, training and business opportunities as well as affordable housing options for local people.

Anne Lundon, CEO at The Florrie said: “ We are currently in discussions with Liverpool City Council over the transfer of land to help breath new life into Mill Street, with local people leading and shaping the process and managing the homes through a newly formed Community Land Trust. We know this can be done successfully as we have seen within our neighbouring communities across Liverpool and I would urge anyone who wants to be involved in any capacity to become a CLT member”

At the CLT launch on the 2nd November, its entry through the ESTATE as The Florrie have once again teamed up with celebrated artist Jimmy Cauty, to present his latest work, ESTATE, which will be at The Florrie throughout November. ESTATE is a dystopian model village experience featuring four abandoned concrete tower blocks at 1:24 scale (approx 2 metres high) housed in a 40ft shipping container.

Jimmy said: “We are excited to be returning to the Florrie our model village home in the North with our message to ‘Say No to slum landlords’ and ‘Say yes to smoke machines and Chinooks”

If you can’t make it to the launch don’t worry, you still have plenty of opportunity to be involved in the design and planning from the very start by attending one of the ‘Inspire Me’ sessions facilitated by Breaking Ground on 9th November at the Florrie (2pm & 6pm) and the ESTATE will be at The Florrie throughout the month of November.