May 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Social Media

Hi All,

Does anyone have any good examples of communities using social media to engage people  in community planning activities? Lots have Facebook, Twitter etc. but I am looking for good practice -  effective, demonstrable benefits.

Added by Liz Bickerton on May 29, 2012 at 13:54 — 1 Comment

Engagement techniques

PLANED wishes to appoint a consultant to undertake a review of relevant engagement techniques If you are interested in  this work email me & I will forward the brief.

There is a short timescale deadline for quotes 11/5/12


Added by Jessica Morgan on May 3, 2012 at 15:35 — No Comments

Feasta Currency Group

Feasta - the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability , based in Ireland, has adopted the position that many of the world’s problems are caused by dysfunctional systems and sees its purpose as designing better ones.

Part of our work is looking at the role that local currencies may or may not play in rebuilding local economies. The Feasta Currency Group is a CoP for currency advocates and activists based primarily…


Added by Graham Barnes on May 2, 2012 at 10:04 — 1 Comment

Information Bank - more sources

Colleagies and contacts have recommended some more toolkits etc on involving young people.  They are:


Added by Alan Caldwell on May 1, 2012 at 16:38 — No Comments

Amazing Harris Trip

Amazing Harris Trip and start of something really exciting!


Between the 11th and 14th of April the sun shone, the North Harris Trust were fantastic hosts and the young people did themselves proud. They worked hard, played hard (kayaking, surfing, mountain biking etc) and socialised even harder (and to late at night in the hotel).  This was the second times the young people (ages 14 -18) from North Harris, Twechar, Strathdearn, North Argyll, Kirriemuir…


Added by Alan Caldwell on May 1, 2012 at 15:33 — No Comments

Next Steps from Harris

Was so impressed with the young people I met on Harris and their enthusiasm to take control (set up a Steering Group) to organise the next trip.  Callum Galpin from Comrie offered to set up the facebook page and help keep things moving.  I've contacted Callum to get things moving re the Steering Group.

Equally, I've contacted all the adult support workers who were on Harris to get their views on the trip and the next steps.

Lets keep our eyes on the blog posts and see what…


Added by Alan Caldwell on May 1, 2012 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

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