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'''May 3''' Flatpack-Democracy-inspired groups make advances in UK local elections <ref>[ The Alternative UK]</ref>
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'''Jul 3''' Alternative.[[Camden]] will give people a chance to co-create the future <ref>[ The Alternative UK]</ref><br clear=all>
== 2019 ==
== 2019 ==
'''May 3''' Flatpack-Democracy-inspired groups make advances in UK local elections <ref>[ The Alternative UK]</ref>
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Revision as of 18:28, 8 July 2019

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Jul 3 Alternative.Camden will give people a chance to co-create the future [1]


May 3 Flatpack-Democracy-inspired groups make advances in UK local elections [2]

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Apr 23 Camden: Citizens Lab 1.0 by Alternative Camden [3]


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From Scotland, a proposal for a new level of self-defining community power: Development Councils, Nov 3 [4]


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Barking and Dagenham: The Festival of Everyone announces full programme of events across the borough this Saturday, Nov 24 [5]

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Scotland: Communities to be given 'direct voice' in local authorities' spending decisions, Oct 29 [6]

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Why We're Bringing A Hackathon To Barking and Dagenham, Sep 29 [7]

Democracy? There’s an app for that – the tech upstarts trying to ‘hack’ British politics, Jun 6 [8]

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Somerset: From the pub to the Town Council: on how citizens took control of local politics, Peter MacFadyen, Apr 6 [9]

Expansion of Community Organisers Programme, Mar 2 [10]


Community involvement is marginal in Britain, data shows, Jun 30 [11]


NHS Citizen: Looking back on the Citizens’ Assembly, December 9 [12] On Wednesday 25th November the first official NHS Citizens’ Assembly took place at the ExCel Centre in London. This national Assembly brought together over 250 citizens with the Board of NHS England and senior NHS staff to discuss and look for solutions to 5 issues affecting healthcare in England. These issues were:

  1. Preventing premature deaths
  2. Comprehensive psychosocial approaches to mental health
  3. Improving health outcomes for looked-after children and young people
  4. Support for people with dementia post-diagnosis
  5. Transparency in Clinical Commissioning Group decision making

Big Society has failed, three year Civil Exchange study concludes, January 20 [13]


Westminster World Heritage Site and Parliament Square a national disgrace, Hansard Society, October 25 [14] New vision putting citizen and visitor at its heart needed.

Eric Pickles: Citizen journalists and bloggers should be let in to public council meetings, 23 February [15]

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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Community involvement UK and is for news and comment in that context.



Jun 12 How to take over your town: the inside story of a local revolution [16]

Mar 27 Our public services need communitisation – not privatisation or nationalisation [17]

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Jan 24 Barking and Dagenham: Could this community project be the start of a national transformation? George Monbiot [18]

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Jan 22 On the launch of Alt.Cmd [Alternative.Camden] by @joostbeunderman [19]


Community-led commissioning - a new model, Nov 22 [20]

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Manchester: Oldham's Community Transformation, Nov 14 [21]

Poeticians, micro-utopias and citizens assemblies will renew democracy, Aug 26 [22]

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Oxfordshire: This disastrous new project will change the face of Britain, yet no debate is allowed, George Monbiot, Aug 22 [23]

Bringing Open Government to Local Governments, Jan 29 [24]


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Barking and Dagenham: Viewpoint: Imagine a future that works – for Every One, by Every One, Nov 30 [25]

Co-operative places: the five foundations of local change, May 19 [26]

What if you had real power to shape where you live in a practical way? May 8 [27]

Involve’s new strategy – how we intend to build a democracy that works for everyone, May 2 [28]

Three Rules For Helping Rebuild Communities, Feb 17 [29]


Engagement at the local level should be citizen-led rather than institution-led, October 28 [30]


Isabel Carlisle on making space for Nature: the Community Charter, September 17 [31]

Beyond Co-production - Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), May 23 [32]


Participatory Budgeting: tough questions and real answers, May 20 [33]


The left must abandon the idea of change from above, December 20 [34]

An imaginary open letter: To those who would ‘engage’ us…, August 9, By Mike [35]

Co-production: time to break out of the public service corral, Julian Dobson, January [36]


Councils and hyperlocal ‘bloggers’: It’s the council system which needs changing, not how people are allowed to cover them, David Higgerson, February 23 [37]

"If nothing else the transparency that the social web embodies and that government says it wants to deliver with #opendata means that we will no longer be able to hide our policy programmes in big black boxes that we only open up on launch day" Catherine Howe, January 23 [38]

See also


  1. The Alternative UK
  2. The Alternative UK
  3. Medium
  4. The Alternative UK
  6. @eveningexpress
  8. The Guardian
  11. @NewStartMag
  13. Barrow Cadbury Trust
  16. The Guardian
  18. The Guardian
  19. Medium
  21. Troubled Families Programme
  22. Alternative Editorial
  23. The Guardian
  29. @HuffPostUKPol
  30. Democratic Audit UK
  31. Transition Network
  32. Nurture Development
  33. tobyblume
  37. davidhiggerson
  38. curiouscatherine