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Smoke, journalism, knickers and a mermaid

This was a week in which many saw unusually deep snow for the UK in March, with some being snowed-in and left without power. Despite suggesting that people could use their time spent tucked up indoors in the warmth to

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Inspiring youngsters + research, resilience, randomness

It became clear when going through the Week 11 contributions that inspiring youngsters was a theme that had emerged over the previous few days. Sometimes themes emerge organically, with one post sparking off an idea for another one. This one

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Learning more about Neighbourhood Planning

The Government is encouraging more people to get involved with how their local area is developed. I write a bit about a Neighbourhood Planning seminar. Learning more about Neighbourhood Planning by Janet E Davis.

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Looking back, looking now, looking forward

It was an unusually quiet week for posts during Week 37, quieter than during the summer holidays period. I wondered why. Maybe people are still getting back into the swing of the weekly work and school routines this week, and

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A kite, content, Creation and camps

Week 29 resulted in the second highest number of posts in a week since Weekly Blog Club began. Well done, guys! This handing over of blog wrangler duties to someone else for a week seems to encourage more to contribute

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Shared Spaces: A tale of two grapevines

An inspiring post by Diane Sims on how to grow community and plants that can be eaten in ground that might not look particularly fertile. Shared Spaces: A tale of two grapevines by Diane Sims.

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‘this, children, is how people did protests before facebook’

Dan Slee has contributed his guest post on the comms2point0 website to Week 15 of Weekly Blog Club. His post includes a great newspaper photograph of a local demonstration from before the days of electronic social media, and considers how

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Saving Newsome Mills part three: If you’re not on the list…

In Week 13 of Weekly Blog Club, Diane Sims has reported on the very latest trouble at t’Mill as well as continuing her fascinating story of saving this important local heritage. Saving Newsome Mills part three: If you’re not on

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Dancing, dragons, danger – and just doing it

Although there are fewer posts to read this week (15 rather than last week’s 22), they are all, as ever, well worth reading. The (always optional) theme for Week 11 was women because the Weekly Blog Club week happened to

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Wind turbines for dummies*

For his Week 11 post, Peter McClymont has shared something of the complex issues that parish councillors have to consider when faced with proposals for wind turbines. He provides an interesting and unusual view on the subject of wind power.

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