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

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

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