Category Archives: Community Organisers

Relating in some way to the Community Organisers programme. See www.cocollaborative.org.uk for more information

Twitchforks and the real story

Below is the comment I have just added to the NatCAN forum at http://nationalcan.ning.com/. You have to ask to join. There was a thread of 70 comments on the subject ‘How do we relate to Community Organisers’, many of them very hostile … Continue reading

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Recruitment underway

After long and tiresome delays regarding the tax and employment status of Community Organisers, we are delighted that our Kickstarters have now begun the recruitment of the first cohort of 30-40 organisers. Community organisers will listen to residents in their … Continue reading

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How dare the Lord?

Recently enobled Lord Glasman, of ‘Blue Labour’ fame, allegedly let fire some insults in the Palace of Westminster today: @kayewiggins @tobyblume Glasman calls Locality “toffs” – says real comm organising would create “conflict and mayhem” Kayewiggins: Maurice Glasman being v … Continue reading

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Kickstarters & Hosts

Locality’s approach to the national Community Organisers programme is that community organisers should be hosted by local organisations. To get us started quickly we selected a set of ‘Kickstarters’ for the bid itself and are currently looking for some further … Continue reading

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Community Organisers – clarifications

I want to clarify some points in my previous blog post which have led to misunderstandings about some aspects of the Community Organisers programme.   1. I didn’t mean it to sound as if Government dictated Regenerate’s involvement – they … Continue reading

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Transparency, creativity, power & responsibility

Writing this immediately after an animated meeting with Tessy Britton, whose recent blogs at Thriving Too have inspired deep and ongoing discussion about the Community Organisers programme. She is right to raise the question of transparency and responsibility. In the … Continue reading

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I mean it about open… but there’s no need to be nasty!

#communityorganisers #corganisers #corgs Here’s what the National Coalition for Independent Action thinks about Locality. Community revolution entrusted to Locality March 21, 2011 · Filed Under News, Newsletter The issue that has, by far and away, put the national gossips in a tizzy … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Feedback Loop

I made a comment early on in the Community Organisers programme that I assumed that a programme of this sort should be open and engaging. My colleague, Neil Berry, a longstanding stalwart of the DTA and soon to be Head … Continue reading

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Community Organisers – another step forwards

We’re in the Development Phase for this programme so things are moving fast (I keep saying), though of course not fast enough for all the enquirers. But log your interest at http://www.dta.org.uk/communityorganisers or comment on this blog and you’ll be … Continue reading

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Starship Organisers Week 2

Thank you all for being so nice about the blog and for retweeting. It seems obvious to me that programmes should be open and engaging. I’m just grateful that there’s a ‘modern’ way to reach (potentially) lots of people that … Continue reading

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Community Organisers – Programme Manager’s blog

Community Organisers programme manager’s blog Continue reading

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