Thank you if you were able to be with us for the ‘Open Doors’ celebration at Birks Court, Walsden on Saturday February 29th. We had well over a hundred people present, there to have a look round the new bungalows, listen to the Tod Community Brass Band and witness the Mayors of Calderdale and Todmorden plant a flowering cherry tree at the entrance to the site (and formally declare the CLT’s first development finished!).
Not only that, but the refreshments raised over £140 for the Todmorden Food Drop In and as there is one collecting box still to be opened we can confidently predict that the day raised over £150.
The bungalows have been allocated to people over 65 with at least ten years’ residency in the Todmorden Town Council area, using the Keychoice priority bidding system. The tenants take over their new homes from March 8th.
The project has been a partnership between the CLT and John Eastwood Homes, the local almshouse charity which already owns twelve bungalows
We own four of the new homes with John Eastwood owning the remaining two, and providing the management service for all six.
The land for the bungalows was gifted by Calderdale Council to CVCLT specifically for affordable housing, and we have also been able to attract government grant support (
The plans and our original planning application can be found on Calderdale’s
We used Todmorden-based Storah Architects.
We acknowledge with grateful thanks the £20,000 grant and a £25,000 interest-free loan from the Quaker Housing Trust for the development.
Interior layout of our bungalows