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On Tuesday 10th May 2011 a POPse! roundtable discussed whether a ‘right to manage’ would enable people to utilise local environmental assets such as woodlands and waterways to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to for their communities. The idea … Continue reading
A long time ago, in a land not so very far away, local people were able to use open or common land (including that which was privately owned) to help them meet their basic needs. This included activities such as … Continue reading
One of the things that most struck me about POPSe (aside from what a brilliant idea it is) is that the social enterprise space is where you currently find some of the most interesting conversations about democracy; its quality; our … Continue reading
In an earlier post we proposed that the government could ensure its decentralisation and localism agenda delivers community-led sustainable development by creating a new ‘community right to manage’ local environmental assets and functions. How do we think such a ‘right’ … Continue reading
The Decentralisation and Localism Bill sets out three new ‘community rights’ which aim to enable the process of ‘decentralisation’. The Waterways Project has developed a proposal for an additional new ‘community right’ in order to deliver effective localism. We believe … Continue reading