Thursday 31 July 2014
What we learnt from the ‘Seven stories of localism’ event.
Quite a lot, really. First of all that there are people quietly getting on and experimenting with localism and co-production in a variety of settings and communities around the country, with impressive results. Secondly, that there is a real appetite to learn from each other’s experience, and fortunately a matching willingness to share that experience. Finally, that doing so can be quite a lot of fun!
You can read more about the event and the research that fed in to it on the NANM web site
. There are also a number of resources used on the day that, even if you couldn’t attend the event itself, you may find useful. Plus John P. Houghton (@metlines) has also written an article for the current issue of New Start Magazine inspired by one of the stories
told at the event (about a social enterprise that is cutting grass and creating opportunities in Stewkley Parish).
The rest of this Newswire is the usual mix of stories about neighbourhood action, things happening at a city or town level as well as stories that are tangential but interesting.
We hope you enjoy this Newswire. Do let us know if you have news or opinions to share. We are really keen to start publishing more news and opinion on the NANM web site, so if you have a story to tell please do get in touch.
Ben, Paul and Sarah
The NANM team