""hyperlocal media" - please do remember (in a rural context) ye humble DIY Community newsletters, plus local radio stations - like my hometown Radio Winchcombe (shades of Dibley!)
I hope that this isn'y solely about "mobile…"
"How typical Jeff / all - this lack of history....and understanding of the wheels that have already been invented, don't need re-inventing and where so much learning is available if only people knew about it...and asked!!
"Hi Phil - love the 'ape motif' incidentally!
Agree that BigSoc = the idea formerly known as 'community'! But it is......(currently!?) THE game in town - I feel we need to engage without selling our soul to the devil
"I'm sure the Centre can be saved.....what about approaching e.g. University of Gloucestershire for ££ in exchange for their use for fieldtrips? Perhaps individual schools as well......
If I can make connections Jeff do…"
"Geoff - you old hippy!! :)
Here's my take on BigSoc....see the song title! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIjQbyOz870
I think we have a whole new strand here - 'What popular music has to say about the…"
"Simple ideas are often best!
About 20 years ago I was lucky enough to visit rural projects in Sweden; what I remember is one tiny place (of about 500 residents) that had built an elder-care centre.......partly through local fundraising but…"
"Hi Colin.....you are very right to be angry! (So am I)
Voluntary Sector Cuts Online - just as one measure - is [conservatively ....no pun intended!] showing "479 cuts reported so far, worth £75,236,527"......and that must represent…"
Hi Matt/all - I think this is the nub of Big Society/localism......in supporting it are we (inadvertantly) coniving with Government cuts and off-loading from public to voluntary sector/volunteers?
My take on this is exactly the same as…"
"Thank you Julian - for this helpful summary for those of us who didn't make it to Londinium.
I particularly 'warm' to your points 2 & 4 about building on what already works, on existing expertise & experience. As a very crude…"
I've just added a new group on Our Society that you might want to join. It is to bring together South West based people on Our Society, and also to link with Empowerment Works, a movement of people and organisations committed to supporting community empowerment.
This network is in the early stages of development so we'd very much appreciate any comments or suggestions that you have. I've set up a Feedback Forum for this, so please do share your thoughts there.
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As a quick way to get the ball rolling, please feel free to say hello and tell us a bit about yourself in the "Who are you?" thread.
Thanks again for joining, please contact me if you have any problems, and do feel free to set up your own group or discussion - I'm happy to assist with either.