Caroline Oakes
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Caroline Oakes commented on Nick Wilding's group Mapping Community Assets
"Hi Will be interested to see if you can do this.  Our village community wanted to keep our post office in the local shop and despite a  wide consultation with both community and local businesses and neighbouring communities who all used…"
Feb 13, 2012
Tom Archer left a comment for Caroline Oakes
"Hi Caroline, Thanks for your message.  I'm interested to know more about the research you did.  Was the 'mixed interest' one sided i.e. more interest from the local authority or Parish? I think your situation now is a really…"
Feb 1, 2012
Caroline Oakes left a comment for Tom Archer
"Hi Tom I am interested in looking at Transfer of Services now from a personal view. I worked most recently with a local council and part of my work was to research and write a report on transferring services to local Parish Councils. Interest being…"
Feb 1, 2012
Caroline Oakes joined Nick Wilding's group
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The transfer process

This theme is about(a) How services can be effectively transferred from local authorities to new partnerships with social enterprises and the third sector; and(b) innovations in rural service design and delivery emerging from this proceSee More
Jan 30, 2012
Caroline Oakes joined Nick Wilding's group
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Where does community resilience and emergency planning meet?

In Autumn 2011, the ‘Exploring Community Resilience’ report identified some ‘hot issues’ for practitioners. One issue that was raised is about how emergency planning and bottom-up community resilience initiatives can work better together.To introduce this topic, CoP member Wendy Graham, Director of Disaster Welfare…See More
Jan 30, 2012
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Mapping Community Assets

This group builds on the publication of 'Appreciating Assets'. It focuses on sharing approaches to community-led asset mapping. See More
Jan 30, 2012
Caroline Oakes is now a member of Fiery Spirits Community of Practice
Jul 21, 2011

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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?
I have worked for a number of years on rural policy and working with rural communities. I have now given up paid work and have now become a Parish Councillor in my local community to use my expertise. I am keen that out community gets its voice heard and is able to take some control of its future, I am also a trustee with a Charitable foundation based in Wales.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I have worked recently both with a rural community council and a local authority. My main areas of work have been in empowering communities. I worked on parish/community planning when it was first developed, have also worked on rural policy and set up a rural forum when working with a local authority.
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At 16:44 on February 1, 2012, Tom Archer said…

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for your message.  I'm interested to know more about the research you did.  Was the 'mixed interest' one sided i.e. more interest from the local authority or Parish?

I think your situation now is a really interesting one.  Given the stage you are at I wondered what you need, right now, to help you develop your plans.  Is it technical advice? Is it capacity to push things forward?  Is money/funding? 

I'd be really keen to hear more and to provide any advice i can.

Thanks

Tom

At 14:37 on January 31, 2012, Tom Archer said…

Hi Caroline,

Welcome to The Transfer Process group.  I'd be really keen to hear more about your interests, and what you'd like to get out of the group.

I'd also be interested to know how these ideas around service transfer relate to your context.  I've just posted up a comment for Neil Forbes about the role of Town Councils in service transfers.  Equally, I wonder whether Parish councils could be working more closely with community/voluntary groups to deliver their services?

I look forward to hearing more.

Tom Archer

 
 
 

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