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  • Win for local communities as NDMP scrutiny amendment is passed in the Lords, (Sep 07, 2023)
  • The climate crisis leaves students feeling helpless – what universities can do to empower them, (Jul 24, 2023)
  • Here Comes Everyone: XR's strategy for 2023-24 aims sees strengthening communities as the path to effective climate protest, The Daily Alternative (Jun 04, 2023)
  • The road to collective action, Wicked Leeks (May 17, 2023)
  • New People’s Plan for Food seeks input, Wicked Leeks (May 04, 2023)
  • Does economic growth lead to higher happiness?, New Local (Mar 09, 2023)

2022[edit | edit source]

  • Community Calling: People want more influence, New Local (Aug 04, 2022) — There is an appetite for more local control – 79% of people think the best decisions are made when the people who will be affected are closely involved in the process and 75% think that allowing communities to have more of a say in decisions that affect their area would be more effective than decisions taken centrally.
  • If 400,000 groups, causes and charities could consciously generate social capital, says Mike Riddell, a "caravan of love" would start, The Daily Alternative (Jul 23, 2022)
  • Recognising communities and citizens as generative participants in a pluralistic and shared future, and as the people best placed to organise and produce solutions to the problems that affect them, Neighbourhood Democracy Movement (Jul 18, 2022) — Responding to the New Local NHS Paradigms Report
  • Communities need a say in reviving 800 dead spaces across London, Siân Berry, (Jun 06, 2022)
  • A New Media Sensibility, Alternative Editorial (May 29, 2022)
  • Massive majorities in the UK value their community members most to sort out problems (and MPs least). Power to the lowest level is the cry, The Daily Alternative (May 16, 2022)
  • Local citizens’ assemblies in the UK: a second report card, (Mar 25, 2022)
  • Democracy Made in England: Where Next for English Local Government?, (Mar 09, 2022) — "It is not for the centre at Westminster to decide how local communities should see themselves and how they should be governed, but to set out how those communities can choose their own governance, how citizens can themselves reinvigorate local democracy." Dr Jess Garland, ERS Director of Research and Policy

2021[edit | edit source]

The UKGov says they're looking for bottom-up solutions. A new campaign for community power, led by activists, tells them "We're Right Here", Dec 2[1]

  • Government is holding local areas back in quest for net zero, New Local (Oct 20, 2021)

"I wanted ordinary citizens to feel like they owned the chamber". A mindful review of ex-Mayor of Sheffield Magic Magid's The Art of Disruption, Mar 26[2]

"The Understanding Society Survey in 2015 showed that only 3% of people in the UK are involved in neighbourhood projects, while nearly 60% agreed, or strongly agreed, that they wanted to work together to improve their neighbourhood." Designing participation systems around people, not institutions, Tessy Britton, Feb 24, 2021.[3]

The Scottish Citizens Assembly has concluded - and one of its big proposals is a "House of Citizens", as a second chamber for Holyrood, Feb 8[4]

The newly launched UK Democracy Handbook will be a collectively created online space to inform and connect people working for a better democracy in the UK. Jan 26[5]

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