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Lots of things happening in Dudley!

Started Oct 7, 2011 0 Replies

As I've just about got www.oursocietydudley.org.uk ready for visitors and contributors I thought I'd briefly post here what's going on in Dudley.- We…Continue

Tags: localism, Urban Forum, Our Society, Dudley Council, Dudley

 

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Lorna Prescott commented on John Popham's blog post Our Society - The Future (does it have one?)
"Hi Joe The Our Society network runs a little differently to NatCAN. There are a few people with admin rights to the site (I think Sophie, Paul, David, John, Emma and Julian - see http://oursociety.org.uk/page/about-us), and a slightly wider group…"
Jun 23
Lorna Prescott replied to Mandy Hall's discussion Introducing myself in the group Jibber-Jabber
"Hi Mandy Your interest in communities and information systems sounds fascinating. Lorna"
Jun 20
Lorna Prescott liked Mandy Hall's discussion Introducing myself
Jun 20
Lorna Prescott commented on John Popham's blog post Our Society - The Future (does it have one?)
"As a member of the group behind this online network (though not an original member, I was kindly invited when I got Our Society activity going in Dudley), I have come to the conclusion that things have moved on, and that people are more active in…"
Jun 19
Donna Roberts replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Identifying existing and new social assets in the group Our Society: A Guide
"Hi Lorna, I have to agree with your recommendation of Appreciating Assets. I loved this document it really help me to understand what assets are and enabled me to think differently. It build on the ideas I had learned from Tessie Britton (who is…"
Feb 22
Gavin replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Introduction to Our Society: A Guide in the group Our Society: A Guide
"Hi Lorna - there is now a slow transition towards enabling local authority employees to use social media as part of their work. For example many local authorities will have a 'social media policy' for employees, but the culture is still…"
Feb 22
Donna Roberts liked Lorna Prescott's discussion Changing roles, and skills and support needed
Feb 22
Lorna Prescott replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Introduction to Our Society: A Guide in the group Our Society: A Guide
"Hi Gavin This is really helpful, thank you, as you've bought together some quite different strands and it's good to consider them together. Do you see local authorities etc. embracing social media and trusting their employees to use it,…"
Feb 21
Gavin replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Introduction to Our Society: A Guide in the group Our Society: A Guide
"Hi Lorna, looking at the questions you've asked about the most 'important concerns for local government and other stakeholders, I typed out a quick list - you already have localism and open public services covered, so basically I see the…"
Feb 21
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Our Society: A Guide

A collaborative space to contribute ideas to create a practical guide which is rich in stories, ideas and qualitative research. We will identify links with provisions in the Localism Act and emerging policy around Open Public Services, but this will be a bottom-up guide.See More
Feb 12
Lorna Prescott replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Identifying existing and new social assets in the group Our Society: A Guide
"I've been reading and pulling together an array of resources around asset based approaches. These are resources I'd recommend Appreciating Assets - a really useful introduction to an asset based approaches, a wonderfully…"
Feb 6
Lorna Prescott replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Identifying existing and new social assets in the group Our Society: A Guide
"I think that this post by Laura Billings has a lot to say about how we could see (or don't see) assets in relation to our high streets. I like her suggestion that if we are a bit braver in our expectations of the high street, more…"
Feb 6
Lorna Prescott replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Rethinking structures as networks and systems in the group Our Society: A Guide
"Thanks Keeley The overlap with David Wicox's thinking which shaped the structure for this guide is interesting to me (thinking about people and communities assets and considering the impact on roles). The self-assessment framework looks really…"
Jan 27
Keeley Wright replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Rethinking structures as networks and systems in the group Our Society: A Guide
"In my research of Co-Production within the sphere of public services the majority of cases I have seen are from both Health (Physical, Mental and Social Wellbeing) and Crime sectors, with a few examples of frontline services being Co-Produced. This…"
Jan 25
Donna Roberts replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Introduction to Our Society: A Guide in the group Our Society: A Guide
"Localism Act   Thought it might be useful to add here a brief summary of the Localism Act."
Jan 23
Phil Green replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion Changing roles, and skills and support needed in the group Our Society: A Guide
"Hi Lorna, the video I just added on representative democracy - How can civil society help deliver a more participatory and deliberative democracy? may seem only a bit related to this discussion, but I love the way it clearly sets out the rewards and…"
Jan 18

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Lorna Prescott
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Dosti
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http://www.dosti.org.uk
What brings you to Our Society?
I'm part of the Our Society network because it provides opportunities to connect our local thinking to the fantastic ideas of others which stimulate my imagination and enthusiasm. With supportive colleagues, I have helped to drive forward Our Society in Dudley Borough as a recognised local response to new policy an so on. We have a number of groups linking a developing Our Society approach to other activity in Dudley. See www.oursocietydudley.org.uk for our local activity.

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Community Rights Made Real

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 11:11 1 Comment

The new Localism and Decentralisation Bill contains a number of new community

rights: the Right to Build, the Right to Buy, and the Right to Challenge.

 

Community Rights Made Real is a project taking place in Dudley

Borough which aims to enable community groups, particularly those who have…

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Keeping Empowerment Working event in the South West

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 22:19 2 Comments

Apologies for not thinking of posting this here until now, I though that Our Society members might be interested in this event taking place on 10 Feb. Here's the event info: http://empowermentworks.blogspot.com/2011/02/so-how-do-we-make-case-for-community.html

 

You can follow online through a live feed at http://bit.ly/empworkslive or…

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Bigging up Our Society at grassroots

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 23:06 4 Comments

Wow - first blog post on this site!

For anyone who hasn't seen it yet, our recent Dosti newsletter has an Our Society theme and examples of fantastic activity and people in from Dudley's communities.

Today I was approached by a Chair of a Tenants and Residents Association who wants support having a Big Society conversation at their next general meeting. I've been approached having stolen (with permission)…

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At 18:50 on October 12, 2011, Peter Hook said…

Lorna, I totally agree that so many teachers would thrive is they were only trusted to do the job they are passionate about - creating better futures for children. Hopefully, our new school will give them a chance to do just that.

Peter

At 11:04 on March 9, 2011, Cathy Aitchison said…

Hi Lorna,

Good to hear from you. How did the social reporter training go the other day?

Yes, of course, we will be very pleased to hear from women outside Ealing.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Cathy

At 0:24 on March 4, 2011, Cathy Aitchison said…

Hi Lorna

I suppose participatory media is really a grand name for community media, but the latter has come to mean something more specific, especially now there's a third broadcast licence sector (radio). The kind of media work which I do involves people making media/radio in a very micro way, combined with me reporting on small organisations and events with the resulting interviews then distributed over the internet.

For example, see our (Women's Radio Group) current online broadcast project, which is supported by the London Borough of Ealing (  ) I do some of the reporting, but my main role is to update and manage the website - some of the items are posted there after the broadcast each month.. 

I've also used radio in schools, such as for the Acland Burghley creative writing project - we recorded the students' original writing and published it on a Wordpress website here

And radio is great with ESOL classes, regeneration projects, in hard to reach communities etc.  

At 11:58 on December 9, 2010, Sophie Ballinger said…
Hi Lorna & 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.

~ Soph
At 15:49 on December 8, 2010, Sophie Ballinger said…
Allo - haven't done much work on here as we only set it up on Friday. Will start plugging away. Get logo sorted then I'll start tinkering with some of the visuals ;)

It isn't open to the wider world yet, but will be asap so feel free to re-focus your efforts here then. Ning is MUCH m0ore user friendly and reliable imo, so will suit your purposes more too :)

I must have a read of the DOSTI newsletter!

Hope all is well :)

Soph
 
 
 

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