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Asset Based Community Development

Roads, Bridges and Tunnels - what we've learnt through ABCD

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By Ellie Rogers |  February 17, 2017 |

This is a long overdue blog to share some of our thinking about Roads, Bridges and Tunnels which we have developed through a process of asset mapping with our members. 

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Next article: "An unpalatable truth? “People don’t want Traveller Sites”"

On Buzzwords and Played Out Terminology

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By Helen Jones |  November 2, 2016 |

The technical term for what I might call a ‘buzzword’, whose usefulness has expired is to say that the word has become an ‘empty signifier’.  It’s original meaning has been scooped out by overuse, or misuse, and it becomes a degraded brand even though the original concept or principle that the word describes might remain as important as ever.  People are potentially steered away from the principle because the describing word or phrase has become devalued.  Sometimes the word actually does somehow capture more currency than the idea behind it deserves, or is simply a catchy re-naming of a tired method. In this blog I am exploring the power of words and how minority groups like ours can use words to create change.

Previous article: "Who wants to go to a meeting?"

Next article: "Mary Street Residents Meet MP Imran Hussain"

Cottingley Springs gets a makeover!

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By Ellie Rogers |  November 18, 2015 |

As a part of our funding from the Play Enabling Grant from Leeds City Council we were determined to leave some fun stuff for the children and young people on Cottingley Springs to improve their outdoor space.

Over the summer we’d put on a range of activities on sites such as Boxing by ex professional Jimmy Lowther, street games, crafts and sports days and trips to the farm.

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