My wife and I have been National Trust tenants in West Somerset for over 20 years.

In the year 2000 we helped set up a local tenants association for our estate and found that this improved matters quite a lot, we then came to realise that the local NT staff were limited by the extent of their authority and that there was an need for tenants to have a voice at a higher level of the Trust. Following contact with other tenant groups a meeting in London led to the formation of Tant, initially as an informal group and and later as a formal association.

Now in 2010, we look back at what has been a substantial learning curve for us all and for the National Trust.Substantial progress has been made but there is still much to be achieved. Certainly we can say there is a lot of satisfaction in voluntarily helping people and sharing the information we have gleaned. So if you need help or would like to volunteer to join our team we will always be pleased to hear from you.