CEC groups approach local councils who have declared a climate emergency (over 300 in the UK ) https://www.climateemergency.uk
or private property developers to begin negotiations over a meanwhile lease to set up a thriving eco-community hub in their town or city.
Helping to create community cohesion and resilience as well as re-energising the High Street and the local economy.
There are five physical premises so far: Ilford East London, an ex-Homebase; Staines, an old William Hill betting shop (via the Council); Lewes an old shop given by the council to the CEC group and the Covid Mutual Aid group; Swindon, an ex River Island premises; and Tiverton, a Londis supermarket provided by the council. We hope that the Guildford and Manchester groups are close to securing a premises soon.
If you are interested in getting involved to help volunteer or have a useful council or property connection then contact a group near you. Let’s focus our energies on a sustainable future.