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Creative approaches to multiple community asset transfer

This is a guest post from Debbie Lamb, Development Manager – Locality. The current financial crisis is changing the face of community asset transfer. Locality and its predecessors, the Development Trusts Association and bassac, have long since advocated and supported …

Civil Society Innovation Network – session 4

In this final meeting of the Network wanted to look beyond the immediate term, to consider the long term challenges that local government will face. In particular, the Network discussed with Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, what …

Civil Society Innovation Network: session 3

  The third session of the LGiU’s Civil Society Innovation Network took place on 23 February, at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to discuss the challenges and implications of the Localism Act. The Network heard from:   DCLG discussed …

Community Organisers and Local Government

Earlier this week, we posted an overview of the second session of the Civil Society Innovation Network. To continue the discussion from this session, the Community Organisers programme have provided us with a guest blog, where they outlines how Community Organisers work and why …

Civil Society Innovation Network: event 2

The second session of the LGiU Civil Society Innovation Network took place on 23 January 2012, and brought together members of the Network, with Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Decentralisation and Cities, London Borough of Sutton, the University of …

How will the web change social action on a local level?

This guest post from Luke Bozier is part of the Civil Society Innovation Network series  Regardless of how much stick the Big Society has gotten over time, there is a vibrant, buzzing, healthy social/community action ecosystem in Britain today. There …

Public Administration Select Committee: report on the Big Society

Today, the Public Administration Select Committee has published their report examining the role of the Government in enabling the development of the Big Society. The report pretty much sums up what we in local government have been saying for months: …

Portas Review: Community Right to BID

Today saw the launch of the Portas Review: an independent review on the future of high streets. The recommendations list a series of ideas and challenges for local government – not least more ‘Big Society’ provisions to enable citizens and …

Civil Society Innovation Network: event 1, part 3

This is the final of three blogs on the first event of our new Civil Society Innovation Network. Part 1 included videos from Lord Adebowale from Turning Point. The second post focused on the Ministerial address by Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary …

Civil Society Innovation Network: event 1, part 2

  This is the second blog of three on the first event of our new Civil Society Innovation Network. Part 1 included videos from Lord Adebowale from Turning Point. This second post focuses on the Ministerial address by Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary …