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Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Green Mar 18, 2011. 8 Replies

Many thanks for draft Julian - masterly! :) Couple of suggestions attached & trackedJamesContinue

 

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James Derounian replied to Emma Lees's discussion Nesta, hyperlocal and communities
""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…"
Jan 25
James Derounian commented on Phil Green's group Our society international
"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!! James"
Dec 2, 2011
James Derounian replied to Phil Green's discussion Resources: Your suggestions in the group Co-design Our Society
"Suggest my Guardian online blog entires via Journalisted http://journalisted.com/james-derounian ;"
Dec 1, 2011
James Derounian replied to Colin Miller's discussion Community Matters
"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 J"
Jun 1, 2011
James Derounian joined Emma Lees's group
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Community Organising

A place  to talk about the Government's idea of how community organising will help build a Big Society.
May 22, 2011
James Derounian replied to Jeff Mowatt's discussion Can a Forest of Dean environmental education centre be saved in the group Our sustainable society
"What about local BigWigs...any tame captains of indust or millionaires that can be tapped? J"
May 21, 2011
James Derounian replied to Jeff Mowatt's discussion Can a Forest of Dean environmental education centre be saved in the group Our sustainable society
"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…"
May 21, 2011
James Derounian replied to Colin Miller's discussion Community Matters
"Geoff - you old hippy!! :)   Here's my take on BigSoc....see the song title! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIjQbyOz870  regards James   I think we have a whole new strand here - 'What popular music has to say about the…"
May 20, 2011
James Derounian replied to Colin Miller's discussion Community Matters
""the answer, my friend is blowing in the wind....." [Happy 70th Bob :)]   James"
May 20, 2011
James Derounian commented on Phil Green's group Our society international
"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…"
May 16, 2011
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Our society international

Share, explore and discuss learning or any other useful stuff from Our / Big / good society type intiatives around the world.
May 16, 2011
James Derounian replied to Colin Miller's discussion Community Matters
"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…"
May 12, 2011
James Derounian replied to Matt Scott's discussion Is Our Society a front for a smaller state?
"  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…"
May 12, 2011
Jeff Mowatt replied to James Derounian's discussion Confused of Gloucestershire in the group Our sustainable society
"Back to sustainable people-centered economics in Gloucestershire's Forest of Dean"
May 11, 2011
James Derounian commented on julian dobson's blog post Five tests for the big society's second year
"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…"
Apr 1, 2011
Jeff Mowatt replied to James Derounian's discussion Confused of Gloucestershire in the group Our sustainable society
"OK James. Done.   As you probably know affordable housing and jobs are key issues in the Forest.   "
Mar 31, 2011

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At 13:12 on June 22, 2011, Isabel Livingstone said…

Hi James,

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.

You can join the group at http://oursociety.org.uk/group/empowermentworksinthesouthwest

Hope to see you there soon!

Isabel
At 3:07 on May 19, 2011, Mig said…

Good Morning from TaS0z,

 LookIing forward to your contiued chats....

At the moment I thinking of volunteering for a session at this years iap2 11

the Australasian conference for public participation 2011 ( would be good if you could check it out on the web...)

I would be interested in any of your original thinking/life stories around this stuff

participation. I feel/think that its about the personality/individual points of " what is in it for me"... I'm saying this within the context... that sort of

I'm 0'k  - you can get stuffed...

Awaiting your response ! !

mm  migloo/MaNiA

At 2:24 on May 18, 2011, Mig said…

Hello James,

 It is great to have you now as a member of the international society.

Your comment about small & simple was so refreshing. The example is so much real life.

Thank you from Tasmania...

mm   migloo/MaNiA

At 21:43 on December 15, 2010, Sophie Ballinger said…

Hi James & welcome to Our Society!

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.

You can read a bit more about Our Society and what we hope to achieve by having a read of our About Us page.

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.

~ Sophie

 
 
 

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