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Local Trust newsletter February 2019

"Left behind" areas | Research updates | New learning events | Voices of Big Local | Political guidance

February 2019


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What does "left behind" mean?

Stefan Noble, OSCI, and Margaret Bolton, Local Trust, ask for your feedback on the first draft of OSCI’s research exploring what we mean when describing areas as “left behind”. Read the blog

How do we know we're making a difference?

As six new learning events launch this spring, Sonia, Par Bay Big Local, shares why it's important to capture the changes Big Local makes to people's lives. Register and read the blog

Voices of Big Local: The community archaeologist

Barry Mead, CELL Big Local, chats to our journalist-at-large about how he and some incredible volunteers unlocked hundreds of thousands of pounds to secure the future of a medieval castle. Read the article


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Unravelling resident-led and community leadership

Find out what 15 Big Local areas think resident-led and community leadership looks like on the ground in this Our Bigger Story update from the Third Sector Research Centre. Read the blog

New phase for localism commission

Locality, with Local Trust and Power to Change, are working with three Big Local areas as part of a new action research project which will respond to findings from the Localism Commission. Read the press release

Political guidance

With local elections coming up, we've updated our guidance to Big Local partnerships on "political activity". Read the guidance


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Better homes learning clusters

Housing is just one part of some Big Local areas’ wider plans. Discover more about The Wizard of Oz moments during the Better Homes and Housing learning clusters. Read the blog

Life after Big Local

Aimee Mallinson, worker for Cars Area Together, believes ideas first sparked in the Legacy South learning clusters are already driving plans for this Big Local area's future. Read the blog


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