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

Bright Ideas funds new mining-themed playground

Communities Week 2017: Chair of Kiveton Park & Wales CDT, Steph Hryschko, tells us how Bright Ideas Funding will create a new mining-themed playground. Twelve months ago, Kiveton Park & Wales CDT opened a new Community...

Posted 23 Mar 2017

Space for new playground

The Great British High Street goes digital

Communities Week 2017: Read about how Chipping Norton have embraced the world of apps to market their high street to shoppers. In the digital age, most shoppers and tourists reach for their mobile phones before...

Posted 22 Mar 2017

Chipping Norton

Looking at community-led solutions to funding cuts

Communities Week 2017: Barney Mynott from NAVCA illustrates ways in which we can deal with funding cuts to local services and authorities by utilising local, community-led strategies. As a national umbrella organisation, with members right across...

Posted 22 Mar 2017


More than a pub – The Plunkett Foundation

Communities Week 2017: The Plunkett Foundation sees what communities can achieve when they work together. Whether that is rallying to save their village pub, or volunteering their time to make sure the local shop and café...

Posted 21 Mar 2017

Save the Abingdon Arms

More than food, drink and darts

Communities Week 2017: Pub is The Hub has been offering its special brand of advice, support and initiative to rural pubs who are keen to do a bit more to help their communities for over...

Posted 21 Mar 2017

Chris Sandow, Sara Liddle, Reg Clarke and Geoffrey Wellum

Grow your allotments with neighbourhood planning

Communities Week 2017: How to protect allotments with neighbourhood planning Protect and grow your plots Neighbourhood plans offer communities the power to both protect existing allotments and allocate new sites for future allotment development. Since 2012,...

Posted 20 Mar 2017

The making of St Andrews Avenue Pocket Park

Communities Week 2017: The Droylsden Town Team give us an overview of St Andrew’s Pocket Park in Tameside St Andrew’s Pocket Park is located on the junction of Edge Lane and St Andrew’s Avenue, Droylsden, and...

Posted 20 Mar 2017

Protecting the green spaces that we love

Communities Week 2017: Our love for green spaces, and why we must protect them, by David Solly As dawn breaks across England, many local parks – the natural areas closest to where we live area...

Posted 20 Mar 2017

Green spaces

Changes to the Neighbourhood Planning funding and support

The final year of the 2015 -2018 Neighbourhood Planning programme brings two changes to the funding and support that is available. Site allocation now a criteria of complex groups If your group is: undertaking an...

Posted 23 Feb 2017