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Could a sports organisation be our next anchor institution?

Could a sports organisation be our next anchor institution?

Anchor institutions are a core part of some community wealth building models. We've previously blogged about how, by considering their...
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Where next for the High Street?

Where next for the High Street?

With recent news that retail jobs have fallen in every UK region outside of London and that Amazon is trialling...
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Inclusive Economy Case Study 38 – Talk English

Inclusive Economy Case Study 38 – Talk English

We’re highlighting some of the inspiring Civil Society case studies gathered for our ‘Connecting Cranes with Communities, How can the...
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TAKE MAKE DISPOSE vs REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

TAKE MAKE DISPOSE vs REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

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Spatial Inequalities

Spatial Inequalities

Everyone having more doesn't make us more equal. This week LWM took part in a focus group with the 2070...
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Could a Green New Deal work in the UK?

Could a Green New Deal work in the UK?

Climate change is now a global emergency and we are running out of time in the battle to protect the...
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Lets get over Uber

Lets get over Uber

As Uber lists on the stock exchange today with an estimated value of $100billion, perhaps it’s time we looked beyond...
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News from the International Alliance for Localization: the localization of our food systems

News from the International Alliance for Localization: the localization of our food systems

Here at Localise West Midlands, we are excited that Local Futures are encouraging individuals to set up inspirational 'viewing' nights...
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Working with Neighbourhoods

Working with Neighbourhoods

Birmingham city council published a white paper Working with Neighbourhoods in January 2019. The paper recognises that there isn't a single fit...
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Junk fashion on steroids

Junk fashion on steroids

So Birmingham was out in force this morning to celebrate the opening of ‘the world’s largest Primark’ store, ignoring Birmingham’s...
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Welcome to LWM

Welcome to LWM

Hello! I'm Mel, the new joint Project Coordinator at Localise West Midlands. I joined at the end of February and...
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Best approaches to peer learning

Best approaches to peer learning

Localise West Midlands are currently carrying out a feasibility study, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, which...
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‘Project Hope’: rebuild local economies

David Fleming drew on the wisdom of Elinor Ostrom, who published ‘Governing the Commons’ in 1990. An article in the Economist...
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Community wealth building in Hartlepool

Hartlepool has been hit hard by austerity; in 2017 it was one of ten local authorities with the highest unemployment rate...
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Feasibility Study of mutual learning in community economic development

The West Midlands is bristling with creativity when it comes to community economic development.  There is no shortage of people...
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Community Researchers Vacancy

Localise West Midlands (LWM) are looking to recruit a number of individuals who have knowledge of the community economic development...
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The Lake District has a new local currency

Jerome Starkey reported earlier this year that Lake District artists, poets, painters and authors have been chosen as the faces...
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Coordinator Jobshare Vacancy

Can you help us build a better economy? Vacancy: Coordinator (jobshare) Localise West Midlands Salary:             £24,757 pro rata Hours:...
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Leaving LWM!

I’ve been in post as coordinator at Localise WM for sixteen years, and have decided the time has come to...
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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...
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