It is a very potent time right now with there being more and more #coho opportunties and interest about, and with #seniorcoho changes afoot, nationally, and in and around PenCoHo.
Together we have the power to change!
Find out more this Saturday 20th January about the news of a Scottish Cohousing Association forming plus the latest developments at PenCoHo: between 10.15 and 11.15 a.m., at the far end of the Cafe of the Royal Concerthall, away from the noise of the coffee machine.
Then there is an open invitation to hear Catherine McWilliam from the Development Trust, at the beginning of the Penington Progress Meeting 1.30pm on 20th Feb, at Sparks, 1st Floor, 72 Waterloo Street, G2 7DA. There is a lift. Can people confirm if they hope to attend via email email@example.com, so we all fit in the room please?
And another reminder for your diary: the next Saturday drop-in coffee mornings are on 17th February and 17th March, usual time and place (see above, tomorrow’s).
Now to some updates of our national network building:
#scotcoho meeting last Tuesday went well, officially launching the Scottish Cohousing Network, adopting a constitution (as an unincorporated association).
3. The purpose of the Network is to advance citizenship and community development and to advocate for Cohousing by:
a. Raising awareness and providing advice to national and local government, planners, social landlords and other housing professionals about the prospect for Cohousing in Scotland
b. Providing support to emerging and existing community-led Cohousing groups – sharing ideas and experience
c. Engaging with other related associations to promote Cohousing.
with the following criteria for Membership
7. The structure of the Network shall consist of:
a. Emerging and existing Cohousing groups in Scotland can be registered with the Network as Group Members
b. People aged 16 or over who are friends of the Network, and are interested in joining a Cohousing group, can apply to become Supporting Members
c. Organisations and professional advisers wishing to be kept in touch and invited to events organised by the Network can join as Associate Members.
Would you like to join? Or do you have any questions? Please contact the role bearers via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to all who got us this far, a process involving many people over the last 2 years. Now the real work begins. And many more people are needed. We ARE making history in Scotland!
Also: please see, sign and share this petition from the SeniorCoHo group in Fife, as they work very hard making their dream reality: Stop the Demolition of Inverkeithing Primary School