Community Researchers Vacancy

Localise West Midlands (LWM) are looking to recruit a number of individuals who have knowledge of the community economic development sector in the West Midlands, to carry out community research to support a feasibility study, to explore how best to share learning...

Coordinator Jobshare Vacancy

Can you help us build a better economy? Vacancy: Coordinator (jobshare) Localise West Midlands Salary:             £24,757 pro rata Hours:             22.5 hours per week (negotiable) Location:         Digbeth, Birmingham Deadline:        12 noon on Thursday 17th...

Leaving LWM!

I’ve been in post as coordinator at Localise WM for sixteen years, and have decided the time has come to leave. For the last three years I’ve had an excellent jobshare colleague, Karen McCarthy, so am happy to be leaving the organisation in her hands as well as those...

Cllr Laura Price says: “This is about real localism – us doing things for our community who would otherwise be abandoned.”

A year ago the residents of Hawes were in the news after launching their own Little White Bus in 2011 to meet the trains at Garsdale station seven miles away. Today they have a fleet of 10 minibuses that rely on 53 volunteer drivers and nine part-time staff, ferrying...

Relocalisation of food production and distribution: the ‘strategic alternative’

In the Friend, 19th October 2018, Clíodhna Mulhern remembers living in a market town in Ireland in the 1950s: “We shopped in small independent shops and our food was local: our vegetables came from neighbouring farms, always seasonal, and there was no other kind”....