Community Shares "refers to the sale of shares in enterprises serving a community purpose. This type of investment has been used to finance shops, pubs, community buildings, renewable energy initiatives, local food schemes, along with a host of other community based ventures."
May 5 Don’t look to national politics for hope: you’ll find it thriving in local councils, John Harris 
Dec 20Urban 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 
Scotland: Lesley Riddoch on the "power of local" - communities taking control in their own way, Nov 10 
One way to challenge the preeminence of big banks is to build a small one. The story of Avon Mutual. Oct 30 
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.