New Ground Cohousing

Postal Address
PO Box 44628
N16 8WH

Electronic Mail
07974 737125
World Wide Web
Year started
Number of over 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

This pioneering group, which began meeting in 1998, is now resident in a 25 unit environmentally friendly cohousing scheme in High Barnet, London. Planning permission was granted to Hanover Housing, the group’s developer, in April 2013. OWCH is restricted to women aged 50 and over and will have mixed tenure (some social rentals) and individual, self-contained flats with communal facilities and activities.
Applicants for the community, which will be self-sustaining and self-managed, will be selected from a waiting pool of those who play an active part and also regularly attend monthly meetings prior to residency. Members are responsible for forming policies, undertaking shared tasks and actively participating in communal activities, thus showing that they are committed to sharing the group’s values.
In this community all women will have an equal voice and will be welcomed equally irrespective of ethnicity, class, religion, political persuasion, sexual orientation and physical ability. This non-hierarchical living group hopes to enhance the wellbeing of older women through co-operation, friendship and mutual support, while remaining active members of the wider community.

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

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
United Kingdom

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