‘Very local, grassroots organisations reach where water wouldn’t’
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‘I’m fed up of regeneration people thinking that big glossy projects will solve everything’.
‘We are kidding the British public. We are not talking about the size of the state we can afford and what people are willing to pay for.’
Why town and parish councils are the ‘closest tier of local government to communities’.
‘This is not about individual social entrepreneurs operating from churches but looking at how democratic forms of enterprise can help churches renew their social purpose’.
Councils which fail to tap into the power in communities will really struggle.
The most challenging issue for us is around skills.
If local authorities want to unlock the potential of the third sector, then they need to rethink the way they engage
‘As inequality becomes a more pressing challenge, co-operatives will develop an even greater USP as they are the ones who can pre-distribute wealth and power’.
The big challenges cannot be solved just by the state, they have to be done through collaborative engagement.