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What’s in a Name?

I was talking today with a potential client of Lucas Hickman Smith, who leads a community group which (if all goes according to plan) will commission us to help them replace their worn-out village hall with a new community facility, … Continue reading

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More on Community-Run Shops

Twitter brought me to a piece by Alan Spedding (@RuSource) about community-run shops. I think it’s Alan’s summary of a longer report by the Plunkett Foundation. I did talk a bit about shops – and the Plunkett Foundation in fact … Continue reading

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Is it a shub? Is it a pop? No, it’s…

…well, it’s a pub with a village shop in it, so it’s probably a ‘pop’…like this one in Somerset, or this one in Tacolneston, not far from where I live in Norfolk. OK; the second one’s actually a beer shop…but … Continue reading

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The Heart of a Village

The British Beer and Pub Association reports (here) that 900 pubs closed in the last year. The village pub, school and shop/Post office between them form, if you will, a Holy Trinity of ‘village life’*. Both the Telegraph and Daily … Continue reading

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How to CRTB #1 – Building a Consensus

Yesterday’s announcement from the Department for Communities and Local Government lowered the required majority of support for a Community Right to Build project from 90% to 75%. This is surely a move in the right direction for those keen to … Continue reading

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