It is from local transport boards like Gloucestershire that lessons need to be learnt. We need to think beyond road building, do more to find out what local people need and consider wider objectives, such as public health or the vitality of town centres when making decisions.
October 2013 - NewStart
I am passionate about the place where I grew up and believe that the lessons I learned in business can be applied to community regeneration. The Hamilton Davies Trust doesn’t do things because they are easy, we do them because they need to be done.
Our places and communities are facing unprecedented challenges. As the government strives for economic growth and job creation, there are continuing trends towards marginalisation, inequality and poverty among many in society. The experience of poverty is no longer limited to unemployed people but increasingly affecting those in work.
Done correctly, setting up a community land trust means that everyone can be a winner. Isn't that what the future is going to be all about?