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A proposal from Leiston Town Council under the Sustainable Communities Act has received the support of over 1,100 Parish and Town Councils. The proposal would require developers to answer questions from local people at a public meeting and fund an independent report on the planning application.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a round-up of evidence and learning on community ownership and management of assets. The report draws on a series of learning events as well as research papers and briefing papers published in 2010-11.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
The findings of a 2½ year research project by NCVO, Involve and the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) have been published. Pathways through participation investigated how and why people participate in society and whether there were pathways between different types of activity.

Involve's Director, Simon Burall, has attempted to distil 100s of hours of interviews into a single bite on his blog.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has been reported in the Sunday Telegraph as wanting to abolish the Human Rights Act, because she believes it causes problems to the deportation of criminals and suspected terrorists. Lib-Dem Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, has warned scrapping the Act would be a ‘threat to the Coalition'.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Nineteen service providers have been selected to run the next phase of the National Citizen Service (NCS). The selected organisations are expected to provide volunteering opportunities for up to 30,000 16-year-olds in 2012.

 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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