Monthly Archives: December 2014

Susan Sheehan: Doing good things with surplus food

19th December, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

Susan Sheehan Senior Policy Officer, Lambeth Council It is incredibly ironic that millions of tonnes of food is wasted every year, and yet the emergence of food banks in this country has demonstrated that many people do not have access to the food they need. This irony has been of concern to us in Lambeth, ...

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Abigail Melville: Merry Cooperative Christmas and a Productive New Year!

19th December, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Abigail Melville RSA’s CCIN Lead In this last week I have spent two days engaging with managers and staff about what being a Cooperative Council means. (Here are my slides in case you find them useful.) I visited two very different places. Sandwell has a hugely impressive story to tell about how, through strong leadership ...

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Cllr Archie Graham: true devolution means we mustn’t hoard power

18th December, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Cllr Archie Graham Deputy Leader, Glasgow City Council Devolution is the buzzword ringing around today: from the corridors of Whitehall, Holyrood and the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies, to town halls up and down the UK. Scotland’s referendum on independence sparked an unprecedented level of engagement and debate about how power is shared in the ...

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Abigail Melville: Business is getting something for nothing – we need a new deal

12th December, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Abigail Melville Associate, the RSA. As the Chancellors Autumn statement made clear the UK problem is not lack of growth, it is that the benefits are not shared. They are certainly not reaching into disadvantaged communities. Too many people remain stuck in poverty and low pay. This is true in Liverpool, in West Bromwich, in ...

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