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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Localism page for a topic overview.


Local Works Campaigning to implement the Sustainable Communities Act



How to's[edit]


DCLG Community Rights

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News and comment[edit]


Sep 15 This Really Is From The Grassroots Up [1]

May 5 Don’t look to national politics for hope: you’ll find it thriving in local councils, John Harris [2]



Dec 20 Urban sustainability UK: Timpson says a locally-driven approach needed to rejuvenate high streets. Retail industry experts have called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres. Dec 20 [3]

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Scotland: Lesley Riddoch on the "power of local" - communities taking control in their own way, Nov 10 [4]

One way to challenge the preeminence of big banks is to build a small one. The story of Avon Mutual. Oct 30 [5]

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Oct 27 Towards sustainable economies UK: Citizen-led Economic Transition – a four point framework for guiding action [6]


Forget nimbys. Yimby housing policy can transform the UK – with the political will, Aug 11 [7]

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“I’m welling up just talking about it”: the marvel of Totnes LEF6, May 16 [8]


Kent: Shop local – you can’t afford not to, May 3 [9]

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Totnes: How ‘Grown in Totnes’ are reimagining the local food economy, May 2 [10]


There's no economy without community, September 24 [11]

CLES Manifesto for Local Economies charts a more socially just future, March 17 [12]


New support launched to help communities save local pub as a co-operative, November 11 [13]


Mary Portas and the Golden Tickets of Dorking, November 7 [14]

Do our local systems need a complete overhaul to enable Open and Creative Citizenship? August 24 [15]

Local Economic Blueprint highlights potential of community resilience, March 28 [16]



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July, Independent Retailer Month
global "Shop Local" campaign

July 4 Independents’ Day

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May 14 - 28 Love your local market

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Community Savings Bank Association, exists to rebuild a network of independent, local banks in the UK, owned by and answerable to their customers.
  • Local United, diffusing practical initiatives in response to climate change and peak oil. Membership association of existing and aspiring social entrepreneurs.
  • Civic Systems Lab, Seeding a local civic economy in the UK and around the world 00
  • Make Works, factory finders, on a mission to make local manufacturing accessible and inspiring. Think of it like a public library. An open resource that lets you discover the relevant skilled people, places, tools and materials that allow you to manufacture, make or repair in your local area.
  • REconomy Project, part of the Transition Network
  • Totally Locally Ltd
  • Civic Manifesto: Localism for Real, Civic Voice W
  • Common Ground, United Kingdom charity and lobby group. Common Ground aims to promote "local distinctiveness" W


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  1. The Alternative UK
  2. The Guardian
  3. GOV.UK
  4. The Alternative UK
  5. The Alternative UK
  6. Enterprising Ecosystems
  7. The Guardian
  8. Transition Network
  10. Transition Network
  11. Living with rats
  12. CLES
  13. The Plunkett Foundation
  14. Transition Network
  15. Medium
  16. Transition Network