October 2011 Blog Posts (6)

first community meeting...

My first entry so not sure if anyone will read this!  I am now 6 wks into my new job in High Bick with 1st community meeting to discuss managing our new build hall on 10th Nov, any tips for meeting everyone on mass for the 1st time?

Added by Dion Mantell on October 28, 2011 at 18:42 — 1 Comment

Off on my next adventure

When Nick asked me originally to write this I told him that I would wait a while and didn’t feel quite ready!  Now looking at less than a week and half left I suppose now it is time!  As some of you may know I am off on maternity leave on the 4th Nov (baby due early Dec.)  I am planning to take the year (as long as the baby has not got expensive tastes!!)  So this is me signing off from fieryspirits as one of the facilitators (though I am sure I will keep peeking…


Added by Kirsty Tait on October 24, 2011 at 16:07 — 1 Comment

Spaces still available at the free Community Land Trusts Practitioners' Seminar, 29 -30 Nov, Stroud, Gloucestershire



There are still spaces available at the upcoming Community Land Trusts Practitioners' Seminar held on the 29th and 30th November in Stroud.  Titled 'Beyond Housing - other community assets how and why they link up to the provision of affordable homes' - this seminar will be of interest to those already running a CLT as well as those on the beginning of the journey and wanting to find out more.  This is a free seminar and accommodation is also…


Added by Kirsty Tait on October 19, 2011 at 11:42 — No Comments

Film challenging rural prejudice to appear at SHOUT Festival

The Rural Media Company’s film tackling the subject of homophobia in the countryside has been selected by the SHOUT Festival to be screened at Birmingham’s Festival of Queer Culture on Saturday 5th November.

Bleeding Poof is a…


Added by Rural Media Company on October 17, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

wilderness in translation - may be of interest!

To bilingual (and multilingual) enthusiasts of wilderness:


We are searching for authors who would like to contribute very short descriptions of their favorite _non-English_ term for wilderness.  If one wishes to save wilderness, or sets out to recreate or rewild it, what does this mean in places where people predominantly speak Polish or Icelandic or Basque or Serbian, and where wilderness does not exist--cannot exist--at least by name? What does it mean to protect or bring…


Added by Chris church on October 13, 2011 at 14:52 — No Comments

Carnegie publication on community land ownership in Scotland

Hi all,


I wondered whether anyone on here knows when the Carnegie publication mentioned in the news story below will be published? It is a book by Professor Jim Hunter on the impacts and implications of community land ownership in Scotland.



Added by Thomas Moore on October 4, 2011 at 16:27 — 2 Comments

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