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Local Trust newsletter June 2018

June 2018

Get a snapshot of Big Local Connects, our biggest event yet, and help shape a new programme on community leadership. As we track how Big Local areas collaborate with faith organisations, even the Archbishop of Canterbury gets a look in.

Big Local stories

Putting people in control

Andy Curtis, senior researcher at Local Trust outlines our submission to the Civil Society Strategy consultation. How can the Big Local model help redefine our understanding of civil society? Read the blog.

Latest essay: Community Spirits

Author Stephen Bates visited Collyhurst, Grace Mary to Lion Farm, North Ormesby, One Palfrey and Greenmoor Big Local areas to explore the changing role of faith in place. Read the essay.

Film of the month: Newington Big Local

This thoughtful film documents the Archbishop of Canterbury visiting a local credit union, discussing the role it plays in the community and the community's link to the church. Watch the film.

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Big Local Connects - two days of activity, inspiration and fun

What an amazing weekend at Big Local Connects, the first time 126 Big Local areas have come together at one brilliant event. If you attended and have any reflections, please share them using #BLConnects on Twitter, or in the Working on Big Local Facebook group.

You can also download all the presentations from the weekend here.

Who are your leaders?

Leaders – in all their forms – are crucial to the success of Big Local, so we are developing a programme to support community leaders, kicking off with an event in Coventry on the 28 September where you can develop leadership skills and inform the development of the future programme. Register your interest.

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Have your say

Calling all Big Local workers

Big Local workers – the people paid to support the Big Local partnership and the delivery of Big Local – are making an incredible contribution to Big Local, and we want to know more about them and their work. Find out more.

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