CIVIL SOCIETY, Part 3, Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY For this article we start a little nearer to home in Herefordshire. Sometimes it is useful to work outwards from the specific experience to a more global view of what should be. The ongoing public scandal around Herefordshire Children’s’ Services...

CIVIL SOCIETY, Part 2, Community Cohesion

Many thanks to those of our readers who offered thoughts on our first article on Civil Society. Responses came through Facebook and Twitter and tended to focus upon the rather vague concept they felt we offered of civil society. We accept that these comments are valid...

CIVIL SOCIETY

PART 1 – WHERE WE ARE TODAY By Amelia Washbourne and Christopher Morgan We feel that through query we now need to raise the level of Socratic discussion if we are to salvage some vestiges of UK democracy. At one level civil society can be understood as society...

We Can Solve Poverty in the UK!

In the face of the current challenges that we face as communities, as regions and as nations we need to develop effective local strategies to help our people in this COST OF LIVING CRISIS.   In the UK The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as always, leads the way. The...

Changing South Wye, Changing the World!

At this time of political and economic turmoil, our communities are facing challenges which will affect so many of us. In 1844 the Rochdale Pioneers used their earnings to found their community co-operative.  This was to provide what was required by the people. A...