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Read about how people and places are changing through Big Local in our essay series written by independent thinkers

Dan Gregory collects evidence from three Big Local areas – in Southampton, Manchester and Bristol – and asks how our social infrastructure will fare as communities brace for a looming crisis in service provision?

Dan Gregory
06 May 2018
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This essay reports on the aspirations and achievements of Big Local areas in Merseyside, Lincoln and Telford, and places them in the context of previous experiences of community development, decline and revitalisation.

Julian Dobson
06 February 2018
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In this lively account of visits to Big Local areas in Kent, Blackpool, Leicester and Doncaster, David Boyle examines the powerful stories of the residents involved and challenges established ideas about what it takes to create local change.

David Boyle
06 September 2017
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