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‘Ensuring’ not ‘Enabling’: a future vision for local government

Polly Toynbee writing recently in the Guardian highlighted the concern and potential dissent brewing in local government about the terms of the financial settlement following the Comprehensive Spending Review. Local government, one of the hardest hit areas of government spending, … Continue reading

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Towards the ‘Big Society’: what role for neighbourhood working?

 ‘Neighbourhood’ has been recognised as a space that citizens identify with, feel a sense of belonging and where their concerns are in sharpest relief. It is also an enduring concept giving a spatial focus to a range of policy areas. … Continue reading

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