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Community Right to Build support service launched 30th May
HACT, Locality and Urban Forum are running a new support service to help people get the most from the new Community Right to Build.
We are supporting Urban Forum and NAVCA in putting on two FREE workshops in the region to prepare for the practicalities, opportunities and challenges of the rights within the Localism Act. We want to support inclusion and equality in how the new rights are taken up; focusing in particular on the needs of communities who currently lack power.
The workshops will have three sections focusing: two on the two community rights and one on neighbourhood planning (in partnership with Planning Aid UK).
More details and booking online for
The Localism Act finally became law on the 15th November. It is a major part of the Coalition Government's drive for decentralisation and has five key areas ( Government page on the five key measures)
Community Rights * Neighbourhood Planning * Housing * General Power of Competence * Empowering Cities and other local areas.
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) has been getting a lot of publicity recently. Some of you may have attended either the 2 day workshop in Manchester or the 1 day event in Shefield facilitated by Jim Diers and Cormac Russell.
Fifty people attended an exciting three day workshop in Skipton exploring how local government supports Community Engagement, Leadership and Voice. In addition to sharing experiences with each other and a range of discussions, group work and action planning, the workshop heard some really stimulating presentations from regional, national and four international speakers.
You can download both the report and presentations below.
People, Power, Policy and Place
Society is not broken but is more divided and unequal than ever. In the face of increasing individualism, competition and consumerism, how can we improve equality and social justice, and develop collective action and collective empowerment?
This exciting, unusual and inter-active conference will provide a real opportunity to explore and debate current policies and practice in community and neighbourhood working.
25th May 10am to 3pm at St Georges Centre, Leeds
This seminar will launch a new toolkit and DVD for Parish councils wanting to run PB events. The morning will focus on PB and Parish councils while the afternoon will be a regional networking activity looking at wider issues about PB for anyone interested.
All participants will be given a free toolkit and DVD
Seminar Flyer with details can be downloaded below
For more information contact Jenny Lazarus at the PB Unit