Argyle Street Housing Co-operative

Postal Address
3 Fletchers Terrace

Electronic Mail
01223 411615
World Wide Web
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
co-operative/communal living
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Argyle Street Housing Co-operative opened in 1981 as a “fully mutual” co-op. We take decisions through members’ meetings, with voting rights for all tenants. These are held every month (and sometimes more frequently) in our community ‘hut’.

A number of smaller working groups implement the day to day management required, assisted by three part time paid workers.

Individual houses have a shared living room and kitchen and their own level of communal living, though we all share communal gardens and an allotment on our 3 acre site.

Our houses are in an urban environment in close proximity to the railway. They are for four, six and ten bedroom houses and we also have eight one bedroom flats.

With vacancies occurring fairly frequently we are always interested in applications from self-motivated people who are aware of the responsibilities and fun to be had from living co-operatively.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community does not have broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Argyle Street Housing Co-operative is currently looking for new members

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