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Local Trust newsletter November 2018

November 2018

Resident blog

Reclaiming our democratic voice

Aisha Munro-Collins, Wormley and Turnford Big Local, reflects on why her community, rich in pride and volunteer activity, seems disconnected from the democratic process. Read the blog

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Civil Society Futures inquiry: Ignoring the rain

Matt Leach, our chief executive, considers how future civil society might be inspired by the actions of Greenmoor Big Local. Read the blog

The risks and rewards of media coverage

Louise Tickle, our journalist at large, explains her ethical approach and the importance of maintaining independence as a journalist working with vulnerable individuals. Read the blog

Have board meetings reached their expiry date?

David King, our partnerships coordinator, asks if it's possible to run a Big Local partnership without the need for board meetings. Read David's blog

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Events and learning

Making projects happen

Your Big Local can express interest in joining Making projects happen, a brand new learning cluster. Read the blog

Who are our Big Local workers?

Lisa-Marie Giquel, our research assistant, shines light on findings from the Big Local workers survey 2018. Read the blog

Supporting areas to measure change

We want to hear from Big Local areas who are interested in receiving support to measure the difference they are making. Read the blog

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Film of the month

Newington Big Local camping trip

You'll want to be on the invite list for Newington's next camping trip after watching this short film. Watch the film

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