Wyoming ordains its first Native American female priest

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET r h lewis (VTS 1963) says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm Awesome. May God bless her ministry. Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Wyoming ordains its first Native American female priest Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest May 31, 2017 at 5:36 pm My mother would be so proud of Rev Roxanne, she was ever glad for her Shoshone heritage; when we would pass by the beautiful statue of Sacajewia in Helena on our way over the Gibbonsville pass to Salmon, my mother would proudly announce: “I am related to her!!” Indigenous Ministries, The Rev. Roxanne Jimerson-Friday became the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation, in the state of Wyoming, ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church on May 26 by Bishop of Wyoming John S. Smylie. Photo: Diocese of Wyoming[Diocese of Wyoming] On May 26, the Rev. Roxanne Jimerson-Friday became the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation, in the state of Wyoming, ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. The ceremony took place at Our Father’s House Episcopal Church in Ethete, with the Rt. Rev. John S. Smylie, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, presiding. The Rev. Tommy Means gave the sermon. Jimerson-Friday is the first woman Shoshone tribal member to be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood.Jimerson-Friday is part of the Seneca Nation of New York, on her father’s side, and part of the Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming, on her mother’s side. She was born in Lander, grew up in New York until she was 10, and then moved back to Wyoming. She currently lives in Ethete with her husband, Aaron Friday.Her interest in becoming ordained started when she realized she had always been the person that people turn to when they are in need. More recently, she witnessed a miracle when her grandson almost died. She and her family were told he wouldn’t make it, but through the power of prayer, God healed her grandson. Because of that experience, along with a life of living in relationship with God, she made a promise to God that she would serve Him and bring people to Him. She says, “I made that promise with my whole heart and then everything seemed to fall into place like a path was made just for me.”Jimerson-Friday has been thinking about her goals. “I am really in God’s hands. Wherever He is leading me, that is the path I am taking. When I look into the future I feel that I am going to bring peace and a sense of healing.”When asked how she felt about her accomplishment, she said she is very proud. “It’s a matter of uplifting all the Native American women, that you can do whatever you want to do.” Sharon Caulfield says: Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 31, 2017 at 6:22 pm Good for you, Jake! And for the Rev Roxanne! Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (10) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis June 1, 2017 at 8:08 am My late Wife who was part Onondaga would be so glad. Another gift of the Holy Ghost! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Jane W Van Zandt says: Olga Flores says: Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC May 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm Congratulations My name is Linda Clark. We share t he same dream.No matter what people may just kept gotcha chosen me. I’m only waiting . I live in Forrest City Arkansas.Eveyone here know me particually my past. But God knows my heart. My thoughts are his thought.Until man stop interfering with Gods chosen ones there will always be aproblem until his will is done. I Hank him everyday that I am apart of hi will we have such a warning relationship ha I would love to share wings world I only they would accept us. In my faith I have already received. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI May 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm AMEN AND Blessings to the Revd Roxanne Jimerson-Friday. We lived among the Oneida in CNY for some years and welcome this step forward. Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 3, 2017 at 9:07 am Praise God and congratulations to her! This is a proud and blessed occasion. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Carter Whitson says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA People, Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK John D Poynter says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Posted May 31, 2017 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group June 1, 2017 at 8:11 am Best wishes, Mother Roxanne! What a blessing you are to our Communion! Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bradley Hauff says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Richard McClellan says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA May 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm I am so pleased for this news! I do think the headline is a little misleading — Rev. Roxanne is not the first Native American Woman in Wyoming. But she probably is the First Ordained Native American Woman in Wyoming. And for that we are grateful and have hope for the fruits of her ministry. Rector Bath, NC June 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm God is agreat ,is grace of the holy espirit come for you Rev. Roxsana , now to be new life within Jesucristo in her hearts..the Lord is this time ..for ever Amen ..Blessing””Sincerely Olydia Suarez Tagslast_img read more

Catch up with Wales captain Sam Warburton on Total Rugby

first_imgWednesday Jul 2, 2014 Catch up with Wales captain Sam Warburton on Total Rugby Total Rugby caught up with injured Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton recently, to discuss recovery, home life and coach Warren Gatland. The 25-year-old also touched on the unfinished business with the Lions, and next year’s Rugby World Cup.Do you think Warburton is the man to lead Wales at next year’s World Cup, and how do you think they’ll perform based on recent form, big match pressure and the players at their disposal?View more player profiles in our Player Features sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Unique song lyrics auctioned online for Leonard Cheshire

first_imgUnique song lyrics auctioned online for Leonard Cheshire About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 January 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The auction for the lyrics is on www.ebay.co.uk, item number 3379181998. Bidding closes on 25 January 2004. Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people Trading Complete hand-written lyrics to the song “Karma Chameleon” by Boy George are being auctioned on ebay.co.uk with proceeds going to disability charity Leonard Cheshire.The charity says that this is “the only copy of the lyrics ever written in full” and are accompanied by an authentication note from Boy George.Laura Gosein, a friend of Boy George, was given the specially created hand-written lyrics to help raise sponsorship for “Trek Peru” – a fundraising challenge she is undertaking for Leonard Cheshire. Laura said: “I’m really grateful to Boy George. This is the first time that he has written the lyrics out in full making this a valuable and highly collectable piece of pop memorabilia.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Yorkshire Building Society gives £175,000 to its first charity of the year

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Howard Lake | 2 February 2012 | News Yorkshire Building Society gives £175,000 to its first charity of the year  37 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Yorkshire Building Society has given £175,000 to Alzheimer’s Society, its first ever charity of the year. This is the company’s largest charitable donation.Yorkshire, Barnsley and Chelsea building society staff and members raised £85,469 during 2011, and the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation matched the sum pound for pound. In this way they beat their original fundraising target of £100,000.The highest amount raised by one individual – nearly £11,000, was raised by former Chief Executive Iain Cornish, who left the Society at the end of 2011. He completed a sponsored 170-mile cycle between the Bradford head office and the Chelsea Building Society’s head office in Cheltenham.The Society’s charity of the year for 2012 is the RNLI.www.ybs.co.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Ice Girls bring heat to club hockey matches

first_img Previous articleThe109: Development plan revealed for Berry StreetNext articleAs applications roll in, dean of admission focused on diversity Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Some of the TCU Ice Girls at a home game. Co-captains Chloe Miller and Brittany Baerwald. Facebook Twitter printThe TCU Ice Girls are helping increase attendance and excitement at TCU’s men’s club ice hockey team games.The Ice Girls have affected how many people have come to the games, said Josh Daniel, a member of the TCU men’s club ice hockey team.The Ice Girls began in 2014 to raise awareness about the team to get more fans. Before they existed, many people were unaware that TCU had a men’s club ice hockey team, said Brittany Baerwald, co-captain of the TCU Ice Girls.Berwald said that since the start of Ice Girls, crowds at the home games have nearly doubled from 20 to 40 people.Daniel said it has evolved into something more.The 20 women attend weekly home games, cheer on the team, fundraise, and manage the marketing and social media for the team, Daniel said.“We have Ice Girls in charge of Facebook and some of them are admins on our Twitter,” Daniel said. “It’s just great to have them at our home games. It really helps the crowd get into it.”For some, Ice Girls is more than just cheering for the men on the ice rink.Co-captain of the Ice Girls Chloe Miller said the program is about taking something she was passionate about when she was younger and working with it now.“Ice Girls is a way of taking something I grew up with and was passionate about, which was figure skating, and using that in college to promote the TCU men’s club ice hockey team,” Miller said.Like Miller, many of the Ice Girls share an interest in figure skating and ice hockey. They said the TCU Ice Girls is a way to share that passion with the TCU community.The Ice Girls plan to recruit more figure skaters next year and perform between periods to enhance the crowd’s experience. Interviews to join the TCU Ice Girls will occur next fall, Miller said. Video Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking Facebook 1. 0:40 A few of the TCU Ice Girls with the TCU men’s club ice hockey team. Co-captain Chloe Miller. TCU Ice Girls at an away game. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Ice Girls at a home game. Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Co-captains Chloe Miller and Brittany Baerwald. A few of the TCU Ice Girls at the last home game. read more

Fourteen journalists injured by anti-government protesters

first_img News April 14, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fourteen journalists injured by anti-government protesters RSF_en Receive email alerts TaiwanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today that 14 journalists were injured outside the presidential palace on the evening of 10 April by a crowd of anti-government demonstrators who became increasingly hostile and aggressive towards the TV crews and press photographers present.The organisation said it was shocked by the level of violence shown towards the news media and the fact that the demonstrators identified the media with the government.When protesters began to attack the barricades around the palace, some of them became concerned that the government could use press photos and video footage to identify and prosecute them. A few minutes later, some demonstrators chased and attacked photographers and TV crews.Those injured included Huang Hsin-hao, a cameraman with the local TV station Era News, who had to be given 20 stitches after being attacked by about 10 demonstrators. He is still in hospital.City of Taipei spokesperson Wu Yu-shen appealed for respect for the media: “The journalists were between the crowd and the police lines in order to give the public objective information. Don’t hit journalists. They deserve respect from the public and the government.” News Follow the news on Taiwan to go further Help by sharing this information RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation”center_img Organisation Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom June 29, 2020 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage TaiwanAsia – Pacific News May 18, 2020 Find out more November 20, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Startek Announces $185 Million Debt Refinancing

first_img Twitter Startek Announces $185 Million Debt Refinancing By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Startek, Inc. (NYSE: SRT) (“Startek” or the “Company”), a global provider of customer experience management solutions, today announced that CSP Alpha Holdings Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has successfully completed a debt refinancing with a newly secured $185 million senior debt facility, comprising a $165 million term loan and a $20 million revolving credit facility. Borrowings under the new senior debt will bear a tiered interest rate, which is based on the Company’s consolidated net leverage ratio and is initially set at LIBOR plus 450 basis points. The term loan will have a moratorium on principal repayment for 21 months and will amortize quarterly thereafter, beginning November 2022. The loan is subject to certain standardized financial covenants. ING Bank N.V. and DBS Bank Ltd. served as underwriters for the new senior debt facility and were the lead lenders of the previous senior debt facility, which is now repaid in full. Aparup Sengupta, Startek’s Chairman and Global Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our new credit facility allows us to extend the maturities of our debt and provides enhanced liquidity. Most importantly, it has a moratorium on principal repayments for the first 21 months, which will provide increased flexibility for the Company to manage its operations and finances. This also enables us to take advantage of growth opportunities and long-term strategic investments that can further improve the margin profile and earnings power of the organization.” About Startek Startek is a global provider of tech-enabled business process management solutions. The company provides omni-channel customer experience, digital transformation, and technology services to some of the finest brands globally. Startek is committed to impacting clients’ business outcomes by focusing on enhancing customer experience and digital & AI enablement across all touch points and channels. Startek has more than 40,000 CX experts spread across 46 delivery campuses in 13 countries. The company services over 250 clients across a range of industries such as Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Technology, Telecom, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Ecommerce, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Energy & Utilities. To learn more about Startek’s global solutions, please visit www.startek.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005807/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations Sean Mansouri, CFA Gateway IR +1-949-574-3860 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES INDIA NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC COLORADO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Startek, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 04:05 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 04:05 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005807/en Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook Previous articleGlobal Acerola Extract Market Trajectory & Analytics Report 2020: Market to Reach $15.7 Billion by 2027 – U.S. Market is Estimated at $2.7 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 10.5% CAGR – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleUpland Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Strabane accused of attack on man who has not regained consciousness in Derry refused…

first_img Strabane accused of attack on man who has not regained consciousness in Derry refused variation on bail WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleHarps look to close gap on GalwayNext articleOver 100 people attend Letterkenny protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook A man accused of an attack in Derry on a man who has still not regained consciousness has been refused a variation on his bail.Teddy Roulston, of Ballycolman Estate, Strabane, appeared before Derry Magistrates Court today in an effort to have the conditions of his bail changed to allow him to reside in Derry to take up a new job.The alleged incident took place on June 11, when 29 year-old Roulston punched the injured party on Waterloo Street after a ‘falling out’.The incident was captured on CCTV.It is believed the injured party was unconscious before he hit the ground and bystanders described a large ‘crack’ when his head the pavement.The injured party has not regained consciousness but was described as ‘medically stable’.The court today heard that his breathing and feeding are assisted and he has ‘limited response to pain’. His recovery is ‘unsure’ and expected to be ‘extremely long term’.Police objected to the change in address saying the mother of the injured party had written a letter indicating the fact that she would not like Roulston to be in the city.She said the family was finding the situation ‘doubly harrowing’ as her husband fell from a ladder 16 years ago and required 24 hour care for a long period before passing away.The woman said she has 10 other sons and as ’emotions are running high’ she would be concerned about them meeting Roulston in the city.Deputy District Judge John Connolly refused the term that Roulston should reside in the city but allowed his curfew hours to be changed and also changed the times he must report to the police station.He added that he hoped Roulston could find ‘gainful employment’ but said he refused the change of address due to fear of interference with witnesses.Roulston will appear back before the court again next month. Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – July 18, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+ News Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Authorities still looking for ‘key’ information on missing 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez

first_imgNew Jersey State Police(BRIDGETON, N.J.) — The search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez, who has been missing for more than two weeks after vanishing from a New Jersey park, continues with few answers and few clues, authorities said Friday.“We are still searching for that key piece of information that we need to lead us to Dulce or to the circumstances surrounding her disappearance,” Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McCrae said at a press conference Friday afternoon.She implored the public to contact officials with any piece of information that may help, including seeing a child that looks like Dulce or observing that a person they know may have been behaving differently within the last two weeks.“No piece of information is too small or too insignificant,” Webb-McCrae said.Dulce was last seen on Sept. 16 in the afternoon near City Park in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Authorities previously said they did not have any “strong suspects” but are still interested in speaking with a man they initially thought took Dulce.The man is described as wearing a black shirt and red pants with orange sneakers, and had a thin build, acne and no facial hair.Webb-McCrae said her office still wants to speak with him, but would not comment further. Bridgeton Chief of Police Michael Gaimari said no one has been cleared in the investigation.“Until the child is located and we can determine what happened to the child, nobody has been cleared,” Gaimari said.Webb-McCrae said she still remains hopeful Dulce is alive because no evidence has come forward to prove otherwise. She noted that it is possible Dulce may no longer be in the Cumberland County area or even the state of New Jersey, but numerous law enforcement agencies are working on the case.Dulce’s mom, Noema Alavez Perez, said on the day her daughter vanished, she was in the car scratching off a lottery ticket while her daughter was playing on the swings with 3-year-old brother, about 30 yards away.Perez said she could see the park but not the swings because hills were blocking them. When her son returned to the car, Dulce was nowhere to be found.“Why her? Why does she have to pay the consequences? She’s just a small girl,” Dulce’s mom, Noema Alavez Perez, told reporters at a press conference Monday.The FBI, state police, missing persons unit, helicopters and the downtown ship dive crew have been part of the search effort for the little girl. A $35,000 reward has been issued for any information on Dulce.The FBI, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, and the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association are each contributing $5,000. Two local businesses, Tortilleria El Paisano and Newfield National Bank, are each offering $10,000.Anyone with information on Dulce’s whereabouts is urged to call the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 1-609-882-2000 ext. 2554, the Bridgeton Police Department at 1-856-451-0033, or to immediately dial 911. For an anonymous tip line, people can text TIP411 with the word “Bridgeton.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

West Dorset housing boost

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » West Dorset housing boost previous nextLand & New HomesWest Dorset housing boostWest Dorset’s housing shortage is to be addressed directly, with the announcement of a £4 million fund to build new homes as part of Dorset’s wider Opening Doors initiative.The Negotiator20th March 20180934 Views West Dorset District Council is planning to use £4 million of its financial reserves to set up a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) tasked with building hundreds of mixed tenure homes. The properties are designed to ease the chronic shortage of housing in the area, where 1,620 people are on the council’s Housing Register.The money will be used to set up the company, buy land, acquire sites and fund development, with a mix of property tenures in the planning, including for sale, private rent, shared ownership and affordable/social.It is hoped the LATC will place power and decision making back in the hands of the district council, especially after it transferred its housing stock to a local housing association – now operating as Magna Housing – 25 years ago.We are determined to do everything in our power at a local level to tackle housing shortages.”The move is part of the wider Opening Doors scheme in Dorset, which aims to encourage the construction of 20,000 new homes by 2033. West Dorset District Council hopes to quicken the pace of its own house building, using local labour, by developing land it already owns and by acquiring new sites in areas not currently being served by locally-based developers.Councillor Tim Yarker West Dorset District CouncilCouncillor Tim Yarker, who is the council’s housing portfolio holder, comments: “We are determined to do everything in our power at a local level to tackle housing shortages. A LATC will give us a degree of greater control over the tenure and location of housing developments, and receipts from the sale of properties and rents would create revenue streams that could be reinvested in further housing.”West Dorset District Council is one of a number of councils nationwide taking such an approach to housing shortages by establishing a LATC, including Nottingham City, Southwark Council and Daventry District Council.Local Authority Trading Company LATC Opening Doors scheme housing shortages Dorset Tim Yarker West Dorset District Council March 20, 2018Chris SmedleyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more