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The Big Society #3: The community right to build – do we know if it will work?

The Big Society reform that has currently got lots of discussion and confusion swirling around it is the Government’s plan to introduce a ‘Community right to build’. All the ambitions sound, in both Big Society and localism terms, spot on. The big and radical idea is that if a community agrees that it wants to […]

The Sussex Experience

Earlier this week I spent two days in Sussex to accompany our Chairman, Councillor Michael Chater as he hosted a visit by the Rural Advocate and Chair of the Commission for Rural Communities, Dr Stuart Burgess. My colleague Crispin Moor, Whitehall Director at CRC was also part of the visiting delegation to see local democracy […]