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Reflections on Community Development Cymru’s AGM

23rd June saw Community Development Cymru (CDC) hold its Annual General Meeting at the Culture and Media Centre @Loudon in Butetown, Cardiff/Caerdydd. It also marked the culmination of my first year as a board member of CDC...

Community development and breaking the cycle of always doing what you’ve always done 0

Community development and breaking the cycle of always doing what you’ve always done

As usual, I awoke recently to the daily morning show on Radio Wales and an interview with a fire officer whose recent shifts had comprised exclusively of fighting deliberately-set hill fires at various locations around the...

Community Development in South Wales, University of Wales Press Cardiff 0

Community Development in South Wales, University of Wales Press Cardiff

Clarke, S, Mendola Byatt, A, Hoban, M, Powell, D (eds.) (2002) Community Development in South Wales, University of Wales Press: Cardiff. Can’t believe this is now over a decade old. A must for any community development worker working...

Street Ambassadors in every street in Wales? 0

Street Ambassadors in every street in Wales?

It was the ever-excellent Participation Cymru that brought to my attention recently an imaginative, yet simple and low cost proposal to: “establish a new vehicle ‘Street Ambassadors Wales’ with the aim of establishing and supporting a street...

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term? 0

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term?

I recall starting a community development job in Merthyr Tydfil on a small, predominantly social housing estate in early 2003. Within a couple of days of starting I noticed a house scarred by an apparently recent...