Futures Forum: Neighbourhood planning @ Sidmouth Town Council >>> meeting Monday 6th July
Here's an interesting model from Frome in Somerset:
THE FOCUS OF THE PLAN
HOW THE PLAN WAS DEVELOPED
Planning for Frome’s Future - Frome Town Council
Frome Town Council - Information for Residents and Visitors
This is a truly Transition Town:
How Flatpack Democracy beat the old parties in the People’s Republic of FromeOn 7 May, a small Somerset town voted against traditional party politics and gave a coalition of independents control of all 17 seats on its council. As the crucible of ‘flatpack democracy’, Frome is leading a small-scale political revolution – and it’s one that is spreading
Friday 22 May 2015 12.12 BST
“Taking political power at a local level, then using it to enable people to have a greater say in the decisions that affect their lives.”Last year, Macfadyen decided to pour the IfF story into a 100-page booklet called Flatpack Democracy, subtitled “A DIY guide to creating independent politics”. When the-then local government secretary Eric Pickles visited Frome in February 2015, he pronounced it the “home of localism”, bought a copy, and after having lunch with Macfadyen, insisted that he sign it.
In Buckfastleigh in Devon (population: 3,326), the Buckfastleigh Independents group have followed a similar path.
How Flatpack Democracy beat the old parties in the People’s Republic of Frome | Politics | The Guardian
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