Keswick is a special place to live and work in – positioned on the shores of Derwentwater, and surrounded by fells and woodlands. Tourism is an essential element of life in Keswick however the rising proportion of properties being used as second homes or holiday cottages within Keswick and the surrounding area is depleting the housing stock available for the local community to buy or rent, and the rate that house prices have increased makes it very difficult for local people to buy a home or find one to rent. As a consequence, the sense of ‘local community’ is gradually being eroded.
KCHT has formed a lobbying sub-group to working with the Keswick Town Council, and other interested parties.
Article in Keswick Reminder 22 Dec 2020
Friday 11th December, Letter from Bill Bewley to the Reminder “Work together to keep town vibrant and flourishing for young families of the future.”
Article in Keswick Reminder October 2020
Keswick Community Housing Trust are a group of volunteers who are passionate about making affordable homes available to the local people of Keswick.