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Growing and glowing

Hello Weekly Blog Club fans, it’s Kate Bentham here, glad to be your host for week 5. It’s my first week as host since we reconvened and I’m glad Weekly Blog Club is back. It’s the reason I first started to blog,

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, communities, exercise, friendship, good causes, health, health services, mental health, patient care, public sector, public spaces, regeneration, working practices

There is no I in Community

A very interesting post this week from Peter Olding as he updates us about a project he’s been working on which highlights historic and ancient churches of Great Britain. Peter has realised that building a website is not enough for this project

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Posted in communities, cultural heritage, data, historic buildings and sites, maps, Religion

Ouseburn Community Art project week 10

In her blog for week 23, Janet Davis updates us on the final week of the Ouseburn Community Art project. Janet not only talks about the outcomes of the project both for the community and for her personally, but also

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Posted in animals, communities, cultural heritage, culture, historic buildings and sites, industry, natural environment, public spaces, visual arts

Happy World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, Dawn Reeves blogs about one of her favourite novels which surprisingly has local government at the heart of its plot. The story looks at communities, public/private schemes, flood plains and budget cuts – and was

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Posted in communities, literature, local government, public sector, storytelling

Introducing Hampshire Hub

This week Mark Braggins updates us on the Hampshire Hub, which is a collaboration of partners including local authorities, police, fire, armed forces and others to be open by default and that any information shared will be available under open licence.

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Posted in communities, data, digital technology, fire service, law, local government, maps, open data, police, public sector, research, setting goals, working practices

Guerilla Gardening

For week 27 Karen Hart blogs about her illegal stash of plant pots on the roof of her flat. These plant pots shouldn’t be there, there’s rules about these sorts of things, regardless of whether it would improve the environment

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Posted in health, horticulture, natural environment, public spaces, society

Local market lovin’

A guest post this week from Maria Loupa on the Ross Wigham blog about the Love your Local Market campaign she has been working on in Northumberland. Maria explains how through the campaign is it hoped to attract new market

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Posted in communicating, communities, customer service, good causes, public relations, regeneration, special events

When Community Development becomes a pejorative term?

A warm welcome to Russell Todd who has contributed his first blog to weekly blog club. Russell writes about two neighbourhoods and how one had significantly greater cohesion, solidarity and a sense of community – and yet this was a

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Posted in communities, family, friendship, housing, regeneration, society

Bikes, Bread and Birmingham

Lorna Prescott has written a really lovely post this week, ‘Bikes, bread and Birmingham‘ about some of the inspiring people and organisations she’s met whilst researching her contribution to the Community Lover’s Guide to Dudley. Bikes, Bread and Birmingham by Lorna Prescott

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Networks, change and culture

Sasha Taylor posts a guest post from the citycampcov blog in which Catherine Howe pulls together thoughts from several recent events and writes a thoughtful, inspiring post about the public sector making the cultural shift that is beyond a standalone social

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Posted in communicating, communities, culture, democracy, digital technology, education, emergency services, health services, internal communications, leadership, local government, police, public sector, public spaces, social media, storytelling, Third sector, working practices