DEFRA is calling for input into a new White Paper on the Natural Environment for Spring 2011.
The discussion paper includes a section considering the role of Big Society and other mechanisms for enabling communities to have a greater role in protecting and enhancing the natural environment and a bigger say in the priorities for management.
You can access the discussion paper and comment on their website through the following link :…Continue
Members may be interested in a call for evidence for contributing to ‘Big Society’ - from the Commission for Rural Communities. This call for evidence is for their third Quarterly Economic Monitor (in 2010) for the Rural Affairs Minister which will focus on the experiences of civil society in rural England in the light of current economic climate and public spending/funding cuts.…Continue
This year the Eden Project’s Growing for Life programme has pulled together a range of partners to give more than 500 homeless people and service users a chance to plant, design and build the biggest ever garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.…Continue