287 members

Providing affordable housing for local people

Bishop’s Castle & District Community Land Trust

Become a Member

For just £10, you can become part of our local solution.

Stars Appeal

Please donate towards the Stars Appeal. Funds will go towards the building work for affordable housing. 

Our latest campaign

We have bought the Stars!

The Trust is delighted to announce it has bought the former Stars Newsagent at 68-70 Church Street! After more than five years of lying empty and neglected, with your help we can start the exciting work on bringing this important and valued building back to life, to play its part once again in the life of our town. 

We need to raise around £30,000 towards the building work and hope that many residents of Bishop’s Castle and further afield will want to help us to reach that target. Please give whatever you can. Thank you. 

Our vision

Affordable accommodation

Community resource

Prime location

Local support

Lighting up the Stars!

On Saturday December the 4th, Bishops Castle’s High Street gets lit up for Christmas, and we will be making sure the shopfront of the Stars is as brightly lit as it can be.

In addition, our renowned local chef Mr T will be selling his wares from a pop-up pie shop outside.

Inside, in a Christmassy bower of holly and ivy you can sample mince pies and mulled wine, buy a piece of objet d’art and if you are so inclined, donate to our Stars Appeal.

£6,000 raised so far, £24,000 to go!


The primary purpose of the Trust is to provide affordable housing for local people in need of somewhere to live.

It is owned by 286 member shareholders, most of whom live in and around Bishop’s Castle.

Our First Affordable Rent Homes

No’s 1 & 2 Kings Head Yard. Built ten years ago, they are energy efficient, with triple glazing, heat recovery and loads of Warmcel insulation.

We house local people who can’t get social housing but who cannot afford to rent privately.

The Kings Head homes have proved to be very popular with all our residents.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the Bishop’s Castle Community Land Trust or about what a community land trust does, please send us an email. We’d also be happy to answer any questions you have on becoming a shareholder member or finding out more about our houses. You can reach us at jonathan.brown@bcclt.co.uk

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Postal address

The Secretary
Bishop's Castle & District Community Land Trust
Enterprise House
Station Street
Bishop's Castle