Hello, my name is Lisa Denison and I am now working as a Project Manager for Ambition Lawrence Weston to get the Community-led housing project at Astry Close off the ground, or out if it, I should say.
On Feb 28th, I met with local residents on the housing group to ask them what they wanted from the project. It was so useful and interesting to hear about their experiences of housing in the area and how they think it could be delivered and managed better in the future.
It’s early days but I’m optimistic that this group will really be able to influence what is built on the site, have a real say in how the homes will benefit the Lawrence Weston community, and how they’ll be looked after for years to come.
We’re still working on the types and size of homes as well as the funding and management: there’s a lot involved in this sort of project. And of course, community leadership is vital so I’d like even more residents to get involved. This includes anyone locally who is interested in community led housing and design, it doesn’t matter what sort of housing you currently live in. It’s for everyone.
The meetings are currently once a month and the next one is on March 28th. If you’d like to know more please get in touch with me on 07900 908391 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Astry Close project webpage.