I’ve lived in Chorlton since 1981, and brought up my family here. Before retiring I worked as a software engineer, on inter urban traffic management systems. In my spare time I am involved with Carbon Co-op (reducing domestic carbon emissions), Manchester Urban CoHousing (building a supportive sustainable intentional community), Walk Ride Chorlton (reducing transport carbon emissions and improving air quality) and Open Voice choir (good for the soul!), as well as Chorlton CLT.
I believe passionately that a Community Land Trust is well placed to take action against the climate emergency, working with other organisations to reduce domestic carbon emissions, to improve health, to increase biodiversity and to show what is possible when ordinary people come together to change the ‘business as usual’ mindset.