Wick Curiosity Shop

Trust / Land / Community





Stour Space
7 Roach Road
Fish Island
E3 2PA

A Community Land Trust for workspace in Hackney Wick and Fish Island

Can the prospect of a community Land Trust be the answer to Hackney Wick's dilemma around the provision of affordable workspace as well as housing?

Hackney Wick is full with ideas and approaches to workspace led development, however without land ownership and capital, the community has few options for realising its dreams. But if the community could have its way with a piece of local land, what might it look like? How might it work? And who might it be for? How can we collectively articulate a demand for land to be trusted to the community?

Boris Johnson 2012 Manifesto pledged a Community Land Trust in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Can we hold the Mayor accountable to his original promise? The Wick Session is calling on all those who want to get involved and help set up a Community Land Trust in Hackney Wick and Fish Island. A series of presentations by invited speakers will help frame the conversation and hopefully help us articulate a joint position.