Redefining Community in Manchester

The best way to get your head around a place is to experience it – with that in mind, a key part of GM Leaders Plus is field trips. We focus on emerging places, innovative ideas and effective cross-sector partnerships, with trips set up by the team and by candidates. See where we’ve gone in 2022…

Culture and community-led recovery

culture and community-led recovery

Alumni Rep and LB Lambeth’s Head of High Streets Laura Davy writes about the importance of supporting local community-led culture and its role in our recovery from Covid in this guest blog post.

Community, connection and Covid 19: How landscape-led placemaking prioritises and strengthens community

Thamesmead has bold landscape-led regeneration plans for the future

Since the start of the pandemic people of all ages now spend more time outdoors – and the public realm has taken on a new significance in community life. As we look towards a post-pandemic future, this case study explores Thamesmead, the lessons we can learn from how communities have used outside spaces during lockdown and how landscape-led placemaking prioritises and strengthens community.

Local trusts: helping them help Londoners

Providing community services, space and connections is getting tougher. Historically the domain of churches and temples and technically a council responsibility, this key element of local support relies on vulnerable funding – and lots of good will. Local trusts have been delivering that support for decades, and it may be time for them to play a bigger role.