Below is a copy of a letter from the St Ives CLT team updating on the share offer and an extension
Community Share Issue for Old Vicarage Flats, St Ives
Firstly, I would like to thank you very much for your investment in St Ives Community Land Trust. We really do appreciate your support for the vital work we are doing to provide one solution to the housing crisis in St Ives. We are excited to have reached the significant milestone of our minimum target (£170,000) and this means the share issue will go ahead.
We have also received confirmation of grant funding of £100,000 towards our goal.
Following a meeting of the Board held on 7th October 2019 it was agreed to extend the Community Share Issue period for the final time to 30th November 2019. The reason for the extension is the fantastic offer from one one of our neighbours, Anima Mundi Gallery, to stage an exhibition at the Old Vicarage Flats.
This is an extract from the Gallery’s Notes on the Exhibition:
Anima Mundi is proud to present ‘Protected by Alarms’ which takes place in the empty Old Vicarage Flats in St. Ives. The exhibition provides an eclectic response to the confused and challenging backdrop of this moment in time.
Opening in the run up to the scheduled Brexit deadline, ‘Protected by Alarms’, a title taken directly from the security poster on the door of the building, alludes to a form of personal and cultural incapacitation resulting from a mounting sense of anxiety, paranoia, fear and frustration at a time of mounting suspicion, despair, hopelessness and flux.
The Old Vicarage Flats, which provides an integral backdrop for the exhibition, sits ripe for profitable gentrified renovation, yet, rather unusually the owners of the site, St Ives Community Land Trust, are working to turn the building into affordable housing for local residents. The context for the future of the building at this time of potentials is one of community, hope and fairness sprouting from degradation.
This exhibition posets wider questions of where humankind sits currently and where it might go from here at a time of extrapolating personal, cultural and environmental crisis.
’Protected by Alarms’ is curated by Joseph Clarke featuring works by Sarah Ball, Henry Hussey, David Kim Whittaker, Tim Shaw, Sax Impey, Jamie Mills, Mark Jenkin, Roger Thorp, Jim Carter, Richard Nott, Andrew Litten, Laura J Adams, David Cooper, Samuel Bassett, Carlos Zapata, Abbie Trayler Smith and Paul Benney.
If you are planning to be in St Ives soon, then we hope to see you at the exhibition, which runs from Saturday 26 October to Saturday 16 November and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11-4 pm
We thank you most heartily for your continued support of St Ives CLT and would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about this great community initiative to provide a much needed positive boost for affordable housing in St Ives and help make the town work for residents, workers and visitors alike.
With many thanks and kind regards.