Monthly Archives: September 2010

Decentralisation & the DTA

David Prout (Director General for Communities, CLG) at #DTAconference10 yesterday described: 4 kinds of decentralisation – centralised decentralisation (government says how to do it) – eg GPs, elected police commissioners bottom-up decentralisation (seeking additional decision-making powers) – eg community-based budgeting, … Continue reading

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DTA conference 2010

Just spent two and a half days in Derby for the DTA conference 2010. Absolutely shattered now but I really enjoyed it and there’s been good verbal feedback. Hurtling southwards with Ray and Lesley from the Hastings Pier & White … Continue reading

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Australia’s Leading Meanwhilers

One of my greatest inspirations is the Renew Newcastle project who have been doing meanwhile massively in the hollowed-out heart of ex-industrial Newcastle, New South Wales for two years. This is Newcastle…     They’ve changed the town centre so … Continue reading

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I’m delighted to be able to say that there has been a great deal of interest in the emerging idea of a Seaside Towns Enterprise Partnership (STEP). An initial draft letter to government has been circulated to some senior figures … Continue reading

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Eddie Bridgeman, director of both Meanwhile Space and Seasider, got all shy this week about being featured on the Regen and Renewal website this week talking about the Seasider pop-up shop in Camden. He actually did a great job and … Continue reading

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