All the latest news and updates from across the My Community Network.

£22.8m announced for continued neighbourhood planning funding

Communities across England have been given a boost of £22.8m in funding to help complete a neighbourhood plan. The Department for Communities and Local Government announced their continued commitment to neighbourhood planning this week, with...

Posted 22 Sep 2017

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Update on the Neighbourhood Planning programme post-2018

A new Technical Support closure date has been announced in anticipation of the post-2018 Neighbourhood Planning programme. The Department for Communities and Local Government are expecting to continue the Neighbourhood Planning programme past March 2018. Confirmation...

Posted 25 Jul 2017


Groundwork Community Awards: Nominations now open

Do you know a community group that deserves special recognition for making your local area a better place to live? If so, then Groundwork would like you to nominate them to receive a Groundwork Community...

Posted 26 Jun 2017

Groundwork Community Awards

Citizen power across the world

While taking a year off to travel around the world with her family, Miriam Levin has been looking at new models of participatory democracy that puts decision-making power in the hands of the citizens.   When 40,000...

Posted 24 Apr 2017

Nossas quadro, courtesy of Nossas

Five ways you can change where you live for the better

Across the country communities are coming together and taking matters in to their own hands by transforming, protecting and shaping the places they live for the better. From coming up with ways to help tackle...

Posted 24 Mar 2017

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Connecting neighbourhoods to power

Communities Week 2017: The Chair of the National Association of Local Councils, Cllr Sue Baxter, highlights the capability of Parish Councils to help communities take back control from those in power. Now that we have...

Posted 24 Mar 2017

Sue Baxter