There is a unique community project taking place at the moment called ‘A Little Patch of Ground’, led by participatory arts group, Encounters. Since April 2011 two community vegetable gardens have been established and two culturally diverse and intergenerational groups have been formed.
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I could not look those people in the eye and say, very sorry but we will not do anything to remove those people that trashed their community.
As cities in the UK look towards new ways of building their local economies without the large public funds they have become accustomed to, the localised partnership-based approach and focus on place within Portland is attractive.
This time around, the recently-appointed minister for cities, Greg Clark, is said to have until Christmas to dream up a new cities strategy. Unless he’s confident that he can conquer global warming and produce cooler summers, he’s going to need all the help he can get.
The early evidence of some cuts suggests that community-based regeneration might be a less resilient model than was previously suggested or promised.
Our ideas may have moved forward but we are still struggling to promote a culture of opportunity for people as they age.
Before councils rush to outsource public services they should ask themselves why those who tried it years ago are now bringing them back in-house, says Paul O’Brien
Creativity within a place can’t be defined or nurtured by physical boundaries. We need to redefine what we mean by ‘creative quarter’, says Ivan Tennant
There are many people who have a traditional view of Salford. They remember it as a slum city with Lowry’s matchstick inhabitants... They often seem a little disappointed there are no children with rickets or outside public toilets anymore.
The white paper contains a number of good ideas on how to bring innovative and quality services to the market place. The devil is in the detail – and the detail must inform a positive and active debate, one that ensures we do not slide into a de facto privatisation of public services.