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Regeneration partnerships across the country should unlock the potential of local people by getting the community a...
Regeneration partnerships across the country should unlock the potential of local people by getting the community actively involved in regeneration projects, says a department of the environment report published today.

The report 'Involving Communities in Urban and Rural Regeneration: A Guide for Practitioners' also concludes that community participation enhances the effectiveness of regeneration programmes, and offers practical advice about how to get local communities involved.

Welcoming the report, urban regeneration minister David Curry said: 'Common sense says that local people can often be best placed to identify local concerns and problems, and to take an active part in solving them.'

'This report shows how important this community participation can be at every stage of a regeneration project, from early planning right through to the running of individual parts of the programme.

'The research and practical guidance it contains will be a valuable resource for local authorities, Training and Enterprise Councils and other bodies closely involved in regeneration schemes.'

The report was produced by independent consultants PIEDA and is based on extensive research among bodies running regeneration partnerships, national voluntary and community organisations and local residents already involved in regeneration schemes.

A copy will be distributed to all single regeneration budget challenge fund, city challenge and rural challenge partnerships, and a leaflet for voluntary and community groups summarising the report will be distributed via a variety of 'umbrella' organisations concerned with community issues.

The report (ISBN 185112201X) is available priced £20 from the Department of Environment publications sales unit, Block 3, Spur 7, Government Buildings, Lime Grove, Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 8SF. Cheques should be made payable to the Department of Environment.

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