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Podcast #4 – Playwork as Community Development

I first met Mike Barclay, from Wrexham’s Play Development team and Ludicology, in November 2015 when we began liaising over research into the social benefits of playwork in Wrexham as part of our respective day jobs. As...

Role for the community in tackling substance abuse? 0

Role for the community in tackling substance abuse?

I recently stumbled across this tweet during a lunch break at work spent idly browsing the internet. I’m still reeling from the power of the HMO Hitmen and Profits of Addiction I re-blogged recently and the tweet’s reference to...

Community development and community journalism: reflections on the @C4CJ #CJ15 conference 1

Community development and community journalism: reflections on the @C4CJ #CJ15 conference

I recently had the pleasure of attending the ‘What Next for Community Journalism?’ event held by Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism (Storify of the event here). Since it is a topic with which I am not much familiar...

Community Development and local football – thoughts inspired by watching gap Connah’s Quay 1

Community Development and local football – thoughts inspired by watching gap Connah’s Quay

Back in November 2012 I attended a football match between gap Connah’s Quay (known as The Nomads) and Airbus UK Broughton FC. It was my first visit to the Deeside Stadium and though the fixture was...

Opportunity is local 0

Opportunity is local

publicsq: From PPS, Brendan Crain writes: Looking at cities from what Jan Gehl calls the “airplane scale” is what allows proponents of cut-and-paste urbanism to do what the Modernists did, using lifestyle instead of architecture. Rather...

Graffiti Wall 0

Graffiti Wall

blurthelinebetweenselfandothers: Cool Spot… Byd o hwyl, oriel heb do, / Man cŵl imi encilio by bara-koukoug on Flickr. Yn anffodus mae’r wal graffiti Ystym Taf dan fygythiad dwi’n meddwl oherwydd bydd tai newydd ar safle yr...

Legacy 2012 – What happened next: Regeneration is failing – Lance Forman 0

Legacy 2012 – What happened next: Regeneration is failing – Lance Forman

2012legacy: I recently interviewed Lance Forman, owner of H Forman & Son, a family business from east London. Their business was once where the Olympic stadium now stands (on the running track I believe). The audio...