Skittled out?

6 May 2018

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? Can our civic operating system evolve to meet modern social needs when it is generally held in corporate, rather than community, ownership?

Who owns and controls the places in which social capital is accumulated and formed? Whether bowling alleys, football clubs, churches or digital hangouts, these assets support the flow of social activity, care, fun and friendships.

About the Author
Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory has worked for many years on policy and practice, funding and finance, charity and social enterprise. He used to work for the Treasury and the Cabinet Office and has subsequently been working under the banner of Common Capital, locally in the South West, nationally and internationally with Social Enterprise UK, the Social Economy Alliance, NCVO, Co-operatives UK and more.

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Pubs, post offices, libraries, children’s centres, banks, community centres and many other spaces people rely on to engage with one another and participate in the world around them are being closed at an alarming rate. Hear what impact this is having on Sale West and SO18 Big Local areas in particular

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