"I am glad to see a questionning approach to asset based development, as I have been concerned that it is not always the right way forward, while many see it as the panaceer. Sometimes efffective influence can be more successful. (My appologies for…"
Good to see this bringing together so many strands in one document. Helpful and informative.
I'm keen to trace practical guideance on what to buy when from where to minimise high energy input agri.
Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
To keep in touch with others doing innovative things in their community/ communities they work in, including those who I met in Tipperary.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I have most of my career working overseas supporting other communities rebuild in post conflict situations, crossing between economic and community development.
Now that I am based in the UK I am involved in my own community as Vice Chair of our Community Partnership and as champion of an economic project which I hope will enable the community to again become somewhere people can live and work and be a more sustainable community in a range of senses.
At the moment I work for Action for Market Towns, supporting towns across Yorkshire and Humber to access good practice experience (with Yorkshire Forward support) and looking at experience of community partnerships effectively influencing their local authority partners (including identifying barriers and opportunities) through the Carnegie Research grant.
I have recently produced a paper introducing community partnerships to how they can influence their economy and so community sustainability.
As my current contract comes to an end shortly, I am hoping to identify opportunities which will enable me to maintain my voluntary contribution to my community and take forward our ambitions there, while sharing and devleoping my experience in a work capacity. I am a Governor of our local primary school and importantly I also have a youngish family and husband...
I hope that all is well with you? I wonder how your ideas for the Community greengrocery are progressing? We are holding our annual Celiuradh-pron Kell-oo-ra- here in Tipperary in October and one of the themes will be local food and creating a local food culture. I will keep you posted