Eric Pickles: Communities together not apart

The Government has called on people to come together and play their full part in local communities. A new ‘localist’ approach to achieving a more integrated society focusing on creating the conditions for everyone to live and work successfully alongside each other was today unveiled by Secretary of State Eric Pickles and Communities Minister Andrew Stunell.

gives people of all backgrounds the opportunities to play an active part, be heard and take decisions Рincluding new provisions in the Localism Act 2011 to put neighbourhoods in control

That is what this blog supports. A new localist approach where residents are heard and take decisions. (NB SCC, Show of hands, Haslemere Hall).