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Local Trust newsletter October 2018

October 2018


An alternative economic model

In this blog, Hazel Sheffield, author of our latest essay shares what she learned from three Big Local areas tackling economic pressures. Read Hazel's blog or listen to the podcast.

Meet our journalist-in-residence

Louise Tickle is ready to visit Big Local areas. If you have a story you would like to share with a wider audience, get in touch with Louise. Read Louise's blog.

Resident blogs

Greenmoor Big Local honour the Armed Forces

Mazhar Ellahi, Greenmoor Big Local partnership member, shares how their commemoration event for Armed Forces Day became a gateway for the residents to learn about local history and build community spirit. Read Mazhar's blog.

Who's accountable? Council or community

"...I was a resident first and foremost. I walk the same streets, I see the same problems, and I share the same concerns." Shana Roberts describes how she walks the line as a councillor and Big Local partnership chair. Read Shana's blog.

Local Trust staff blogs

Why we’ve published Big Local data to 360 Giving

David King, Partnerships coordinator at Local Trust explains why we have decided to upload Big Local data to 360 Giving. Read David's blog.

Spending out

Chris Falconer, Head of programme delivery at Local Trust, outlines what will happen to the Big Local grant after 2026. Read Chris' blog.

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Events and learning

Working better together

Join us in Manchester on 14 Novmber to explore how Local Trust, workers, LTOs and partnerships can better support the delivery of Big Local. Places are on a first come, first served basis and registrations closes at midday on 5 November. Book your place now.

Event: Using open data

On 3 December we're holding an event for Big Local areas who want to learn more about where to find open data, how to intpret and use it. Book your place.

Two new learning clusters

We're inviting Big Locals to express interest in taking part in two brand new learning clusters in project management and how to achieve effective social change. Read more.

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Film of the month

West End Million, Morecambe

The residents of Morecambe in the north-west of England are working hard to change perceptions of their hometown. Watch the film.


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