Join Us to Set Up a Commune in the North

Our plan:
– egalitarian – income/wealth sharing, equal access to resources and decision-making
– 100-200 people
– mostly communal, with porous/soft/flexible boundaries (everyone has their own room)
– generating income collectively through community businesses
– relatively self-sufficient and with an understanding that always increasing self-sufficiency is probably wise given the increasing problems facing us/society/the planet
– skill- & knowledge-sharing inside and beyond the community
– a commitment to always improving inter-personal communication and self-knowledge
– enjoy and take pride in work and doing a good job and serving others/the community
– a regenerative approach to the health of the land, ourselves, our relationships and our ecology
– an understanding that the state and capitalism are not our friends
– solidarity and practical aid beyond our community
– an inter-generational community which values the contributions and meets the needs of different age groups: from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.- Being as accessible as possible: physically, mentally and emotionally
– A place of refuge and hope
– Ideally in West or South Yorkshire or East Lancashire.

Currently members are Cath, Rachel, Warren, Sam, Emma and Stu.
Associate members: Dom and Mikee

Our current home is The Farmhouse on Jossey Lane in Bentley, a former coal-mining town just north of Doncaster, where we’re also involved with Bentley Urban Farm and Doncaster Skate Co-operative. If you would like to visit us, send an email with the subject ‘Visit’ to the address at the bottom of the page, or, better still, come to our next gathering…

We have quarterly Commune Weekend Gatherings, where you can stay over, learn more about our vision and our plans, and see what has been created so far. If you would like to attend a gathering, or if you just want to be kept informed of progress, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page. 

As part of ‚Äčthe joining process, we run a series of Tuesday Night Learnings from Donny Skate Co-op. You can either join us at the skatepark in person (Unit 3, Marsh Gate, Doncaser DN5 8AF) where we have dinner at 6pm followed by the learning at 7pm. You can also join us online from 7pm, contact us via the email address below for more details.

On Wednesdays we have a work day at Bentley Urban Farm, so Tuesday evening is a good day to stay over.

If you are interested, we encourage you to read
https://peacenews.info/node/9288/diary-impossible-plan
https://peacenews.info/node/9336/diary-i-propose-starting-study-circles  
https://www.theclassworkproject.com/post/are-communes-for-the-working-class
https://www.theclassworkproject.com/post/classing-a-commune-part-2
https://www.theclassworkproject.com/post/classing-a-commune-part-3
and to listen to
https://soundcloud.com/point-a-gpaul/income-sharing-across-the-pond (We’ve made a spreadsheet showing all the different approaches of the communes mentioned in this talk, and where us communards sit on each point, which we can share with you.)
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1SDQY5bfHk8MKDcUvMFZ7t
you can now also follow us on Facebook (we don’t really like social media, but it is a handy tool for local outreach)…
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556091693421

Contact email: ACommuneInTheNorth [at] riseup.net

Give us your email, and we’ll give you our updates.