Housing co-op in Hebden Bridge seeks new members to run property

The property needs significant refurbishment and is best suited to communal living

A housing co-op in Yorkshire is looking for new members to take on the challenges of refurbishing the property.

Nutclough Housing Co-op in Hebden Bridge is currently run by Leeds-based Cornerstone Housing Coop and Greenwood Housing Coop, on a temporary basis.

The two co-ops are now looking for a group of people to take over the Nutclough Tavern building. It has eight or nine bedrooms, most of which would be hard to make accessible, and is best suited to communal living.

Priority will be given to groups wishing to become members of the Radical Routes mutual aid network of co-ops working for radical social change, though this is not only factor that will be taken into account.

The new members will need to deal with the challenges of structural work on the roof and some significant refurbishment. The majority of the group will need to be trained in understanding and implementing the co-op’s financial plan.

The deadline for applications is 10 March 2019, though expressions of interest are encouraged before then. Applicants should download a questionnaire after 11 January 2019 here.

If none of the applicant groups into co-op membership, they will be given priority in making offers to buy the property from those groups and given advice and assistance in setting up a new housing co-op.