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

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

All hands in

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

Successful groups and second round announced for Bright Ideas Fund

Image: Inside Workout community gym Today Government and partners have announced £900,000 investment in community projects through the Bright Ideas Fund, with a second round opening in April. The £1.85m Community Business Bright Ideas fund, funded by the...

Posted 24 Mar 2017

Spotters Gym

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