Published: 19th Apr 2011

Newly-launched Locality has taken a key role in making the government’s localism and Big Society agendas work on the ground. But chief executive Steve Wyler tells Clare Goff he’s not frightened to bite the hand that feeds ‘The next 36 months will be the most challenging in your career.’ Those were the words left ringing in the ears of delegates at the annual Development Trusts Association (DTA) conference last September. Chair of the DTA, Michael Pyner, summed up the mood when he gave a passionate response to the clumsy way in which the government’s Big Society programme was rolling out, in particular its lack of acknowledgement of the work already being done in communities across the country. Seven months on and the DTA is on a roll. Having merged with Bassac to form a new larger organisation, Locality, it appears to be jumping aboard the Big Society bandwagon. Last month … (To read the full article, subscribe below)