Be a Member

I would like to become a Haslemere CLT member

It’s great that you want to join – it is not difficult, it does not cost much and you can fill-in the on-line form below.  First, there are some things about joining that are worth explaining.

What happens when I join?

To join the HCLT you buy shares in it. A share costs £1.00.

The law requires that a Community Land Trust (CLT) must be-

  • Owned by the Community
  • Run by the Community
  • For the benefit of that Community
  • Not for personal profit (Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 Part 2, Chapter 1, Clause 79)

To meet these criteria, Haslemere Community Land Trust Limited has been registered as a Community Benefit Society. Members join a Community Benefit Society by owning shares in it.

Each member has one, equal vote at general meetings. They are able to elect the board and put themselves forward to be a board member . They also vote on important decisions – you are representing the community in the running of the trust.  For a fuller explanation of the rules and principles please refer to this document HCLT’s Rules.

We are asking those who want to support the HCLT to invest at least £1 in one share and become a member. We would suggest purchases of one or more blocks of 10 shares, if you are able, because it raises money for the work of the HCLT. But, of course, any amount will be gratefully received and will guarantee your membership. We have an on-line form to fill in or a paper one to download.

Note that a share in a CLT is not like a share in a company (such as say, British Gas) – you will not ‘own’ part of the CLT and will not receive any payment from profits; profits are re-invested in the community.

HCLT’s Bank

Transfers to our account at the Co-Op Bank, please.

  • Sort code: 08-92-99
  • Account: 65870945
  • and please use your surname as ” payment reference”.
Prefer a paper form?

Or, if you prefer to use paper and ink or you want to pay by cheque, you can download our application form, print it out and fill it in. It has all the background information you need to know, where to post it etc.. Download our Membership Form

Thank you again for wanting to join and give your support!