The state should not try to do everything itself. Our role is to provide leadership and to unlock the power of voluntary organisations.
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Each ward member is given an enabling communities budget of £7,500 per year, funded from the New Homes Bonus.
The irony of the last six weeks of social distancing and self-isolation is that the pandemic has brought us closer together in spirit.
In Derbyshire, we have learnt to have a confident approach, not one wrapped in overly cautious, bureaucratic, risk-averse practice.
Craig Dearden-Phillips and Norman Lamb: National Voluntary Service can rebuild the social settlement after Covid-19
British society has mobilised on an exceptional scale to meet the coronavirus crisis. We must forge this militia into a standing army.
John Moss: In Waltham Forest, party divisions are forgotten as councillors are pulling together to help our residents
I have been seeking support for businesses which moved into new premises and are not on the Rating List – so are not eligible for support.
If you can afford it, please let’s treat the family to a takeaway once a week. The community we thought we didn’t have, is alive and kicking.
The crisis is bound to put a further strain on Birmingham’s finances. The timetable for the Commonwealth Games was already very tight.
No-one wants to be thought nosey and interfering, but protecting the elderly from scammers is essential.
Meghan Gallacher: As we fight the biggest battle of our adult lives, compassion has prevailed in North Lanarkshire
Many local councillors, from across the political divide, have been setting up community groups, engaging with vulnerable people.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
The part of the country that is working well is the part that is not waiting for people in a risk-averse chain of centralised command to make a decision.
We have been blown away by the hundreds of people who have come forward to help. Out of bad comes good.
A friend of mine who runs the pub decided to turn his hand to takeaway food – delivering a meal to every vulnerable older person at no charge.
Luke Evans: Communicate, organise, problem-solve. My three principles for local action to help combat the virus.
My casework system has seen 400 plus new emails from residents and businesses entered onto it, for the most part each of which represents a new case.