Updates

  • The Beginnings of the Tenancy – Sophie

    Last night the board met to dicuss the unique tenancy agreement between future landlord (FCLI) and the tenants (currently the Hollins family). This was the first of many meetings to come as it is vital that this document can relate…

  • Contracts and detail!

    We have recently had a meeting with Iain Morrison from MFG Solicitors who has very generously agreed to work on the land purchase agreement between the Initiative and the landowners free of charge. This detail is paramount to the success…

  • Bright Sunny Morning

    Thank you to everyone who have sent messages of support – its always difficult to know if anyone reads blogsites but apparently they do! So, we will continue to post the campagin ‘story’ so you can all be involved. It’s…

  • BBC News on the case…

    Jane and Pete from BBC Breakfast News paid us a visit on wednesday. They are doing a five part piece for BBC Breakfast looking at people who are trying to change things and Fordhall was top of their list! They…

  • Account Eventually Open!

    The Fordhall Community Bank Account is eventually open! The trial and tribulations with having a new and innovative society are solved and we can now move forward. This is with huge thanks for all the effort put in by Karen…

  • Meeting the Conservatives, By Charlotte

    On Thursday 19th January whilst Ben was in the Farm Shop and Sophie was busy in the Office, I attended at talk given by the Conservative Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, James Paice. The talk was entitled “A…

  • Cheque Mate – by Sophie

    The bain of our lives – banking cheques. Little did we know when deciding which bank to go with back in October that we would still, 4 months later, be waiting for details to be finalised here and there amongst…

  • Finger on the Pulse – by Sophie

    As the mammoth figure of £800,000 looms on the horizon, we at Fordhall continue to take things within our stride and confidently jump from challenge to challenge – always focusing on that ‘final’ goal. But what people don’t realise, is…

  • Soil Association Conference 5th and 6th January 2006, By Charlotte

    Ben and I were asked to speak at this years national Annual Soil Association Conference. We spoke in the workshop “The Next Generation – Attracting the Young into Farming”. This was the first public talk Ben had done with regards…

  • An Extremely Long Welcome, By Sophie

    What a year! February began with a fantastic community meeting brimming with enthusiasm and determination. This can without doubt be one of the key defining moments in the ‘birth’ of FCLI as from this meeting emerged a clear image of…