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  • FirstBuy Scheme

    On 10 October Housing Minister Mark Prisk met Mark Evans, a first-time buyer who, thanks to the FirstBuy scheme, has been able to buy a two-...
  • Visit to housing development in Croydon

    On 20 September Housing Minister Mark Prisk visited the Saffron Square development in Croydon. Currently under construction, it will eventua...
  • Your Right to Buy your home

    If you've been a council or housing association tenant for 5 years or more, now might be the perfect time to think about buying your home.To...
  • Love Your Local Market

    Eric Pickles, Andrew Stunell and Apprentice star, Adam Corbally launched the 'Love Your Local Market' fortnight at Spitalfields market where...
  • "Portas-Plus" deal for High Streets

    Local Government Minister Grant Shapps responds to the recommendations in the Portas Review and unveils a 'Portas-Plus' deal for High Street...
  • £1m fund to tackle binge drinking

    Baroness Newlove announces a new £1m fund to give local communities the tools they need to tackle binge and underage drinking.\r\rFor furthe...
  • What can social media do for social landlords?

    Grant Shapps sets out the benefits for social landlords of using social media to communicate with and get feedback from their tenants in a v...
  • Bid to become a Portas Pilot

    Local Government Minister Grant Shapps is offering a £1million 'golden ticket' to 12 run-down high streets that can become Portas Pilots.Fin...
  • Capital and assets pathfinders

    Watch this short video from those involved in the Capital Assets Pathfinder project to find out more about the project and what opportunitie...
  • Darnall Post Office

    Watch the video to see how a charity in Darnall, Sheffield took over the running of the local post-office after the original facility closed...
  • Volunteers save local Tourist Information Office

    A group of 50 volunteers in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, worked with their local council to keep the local Tourist Information Office open b...
  • Vaisakhi message from Andrew Stunell

    Communities Minister Andrew Stunell wishes British Sikhs a joyous Vaisakhi and a prosperous year ahead....
  • Yorkshire town delivers more council services for less

    People living in Hawes, a remote town in the Yorkshire Dales, are saving themselves a 70 mile round trip by running some of their own counci...
  • Neighbourhood planning

    Neighbourhood planning is a key reform designed to create the conditions for communities to welcome growth by giving local people a real voi...
  • What is a Local Enterprise Partnership?

    At the recent Local Enterprise Partnership summit in Coventry, public sector and private sector members of different Partnerships took time ...

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