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  • Grant Shapps: Put our towns first and revive the nation's high streets

    MPs returning to Parliament next week can put their towns first by putting their local high streets forward for a package of Government support and help make them the beating hearts of their communities once again.

    • Added: 30 August 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Planting the seeds for community grown food

    New, simple 'how to' advice to inspire communities to spot a plot of disused green spaces in their local area to use for food growing was published today by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

    • Added: 22 August 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Paralympic flag flies at Eland House

    The Agitos - the flag of the Paralympics - was proudly raised today by Communities Minister Andrew Stunell and two members of the disAbility staff network, to mark the final week in the run-up to the Paralympic Games.

    • Added: 20 August 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Six seaside towns get money to kick-start year round jobs

    Six seaside projects that will create vital new jobs and local enterprises are the first to receive Government backing to help their coastal town prosper, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today.

    • Added: 14 August 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Grant Shapps: Multi million package of support to revive the country's high streets

    Nearly 400 Town Teams are to win backing from a multi-million pound package of Government support to revive their high streets and make them the beating hearts of their communities, Local Government Minister Grant Shapps announced today.

    • Added: 25 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Baroness Newlove - Problem drinking tackled in ten more communities with small grants injection

    Baroness Newlove, the Government's Champion for Active, Safer Communities, today announced the names of ten areas across the country that will each be awarded small grants of up to £10,000 to test innovative ideas that will help reduce problem drinking.

    • Added: 24 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Andrew Stunell urges councils to give voluntary sector a leading role

    Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has told local authorities that there is no excuse for leaving the voluntary and community sector behind when it comes to funding allocations.

    • Added: 24 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Andrew Stunell urges councils to give voluntary sector a leading role

    Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has told local authorities that there is no excuse for leaving the voluntary and community sector behind when it comes to funding allocations.

    • Added: 24 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Minister calls on racist footballers to face sack

    Race Equalities Minister Andrew Stunell has called on football clubs to sack players found guilty of racist behaviour.

    • Added: 20 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Report highlights chaos of troubled families' lives

    Louise Casey CB has published a report highlighting the chaotic personal histories of the kinds of families who will be targeted as part of the Government's commitment to turn around the lives of 120,000 troubled families by 2015.

    • Added: 18 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Love Your Local Market to return next year

    Markets Minister Andrew Stunell confirmed the Government would support another year of the highly successful Love Your Local Market event at a summit of markets representatives today.

    • Added: 12 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • More than £30 million for communities taking over valued services and assets - Andrew Stunell

    Community groups wanting to bid to run local services or buy their local shop, library or pub will benefit from more than £30 million of new specialist support, Communities Minister Andrew Stunell announced today.

    • Added: 6 July 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Community Right to Challenge comes into force

    From today more communities will be able to bid to take over local services they think they can run differently and better as the Community Right to Challenge provisions come into effect.

    • Added: 27 June 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Apprentice star's top ten tips for market stall start ups

    Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles and Apprentice star Adam Corbally today joined forces to call on communities and budding entrepreneurs to use the local markets fortnight to back new businesses and a high street revival.

    • Added: 16 June 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Communities to get more barrier-breaking powers

    Community groups, social enterprises and volunteers keen to get things done in their area will have new rights to ensure their bureaucracy cutting proposals get heard, Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark announced today.

    • Added: 14 June 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Eric Pickles hails 100 per cent Troubled Families take-up

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has welcomed the news that every eligible council has agreed to run the Government's Troubled Families programme in their area.

    • Added: 11 June 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Eric Pickles' local shop parades plan

    Clearing out the louts, setting up savvy services and rallying round the community are top of a 'shopping list for success' that can transform run down neighbourhood shops into parades to be proud of, announced Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today.

    • Added: 6 June 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Grant Shapps: Planning permission powers firmly in the hands of communities

    A radical new Right to Build will today put the power to grant planning permission firmly in the hands of communities, Housing Minister Grant Shapps will say today.

    • Added: 29 May 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Andrew Stunell: £145 million boost to help communities tackle empty homes

    A further multi-million pound cash boost for communities will help tackle the blight of empty properties and bring thousands of homes back into use, Communities Minister Andrew Stunell announced today.

    • Added: 29 May 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods
  • Grant Shapps: Portas Pilots to kick-start high street renaissance

    Twelve town centres across the country will have a unique opportunity to revitalise their high streets after being selected to be the first Portas Pilots, Local Government Minister Grant Shapps said today.

    • Added: 26 May 2012
    • Site: Communities and neighbourhoods

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