Last week Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership set out its strategy for economic growth under the banner: realising our potential
After a decade of experimentation with participatory budgeting, could this be the moment when the idea moves from the margins to the mainstream?
Some it call it Big Society but whatever the name, positive community outlook is vital if deprived neighbourhoods are going to improve.
There was plenty of talk about Big Society at the Liberal Democrat conference last week including an interesting fringe where it was claimed that Jo Grimond, leader of the Liberal Party from 1956 - 1967 was the “inventor of Big Society”. But many party activists were more sceptical and whilst the guiding sentiments play well with liberal philosophy, the social democrat element was concerned more about the cuts