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The Big Society

 by Sheldonboy , Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:09 pm

We have all heard of David Camerons Big Society. Most people think it's a load of rubbish. We I was at a conference in the City a few days ago attended by around 100 people.
The conference was all around Localism and Devolution with a big section on Community Asset Transfer. The main Speakers were Senior Council Officers who trust me could speak for hours with skill, dexterity and great enthusiasm and tell you absolutely NOTHING.
Our Government are trying to shove (sorry devolve )all sorts of services out to the community. That is out to volunteer groups. Most of these Volunteer groups have been helped out with a certain amount of funding from the council. The Government and of course our wonderful council are encouraging as many local volunteer groups as possible to take on more and more work. Of course when these incredibly adept and convincing council officers are asked how much money is coming. The very sharp answer is forget it.
Volunteer groups are being asked to run Librarys, Swimming Pools even work in local Police Stations Also using Community Asset Tranfer they want the Volunteers Groups to buy The Buildings.
So when these groups Buy a Swimming Pool and because of lack of funding the place has to close, The trustees take all the Flack and the place is closed.
After the place has closed there is no point local people moaning about it because the answer will be: If the local community cant run it, it must be because nobody wants it.
In short everyone knows that all sorts of funding has been stopped due to government actions. At the same time This Parasitic government is asking very enthusiatic local Volunteers to do more for less. End of story.
in my opinion its scary. Very Scary.
What is the point of these So Called Austerity measures when we are giving all of our wealth to European countries that cant run themselves.
I hope I have explained myself, I am raving about this one. SB
As I said most people think Camerons Big Society is a load of Rubbish, in my opinIon it Bloody Well Is.


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Thread overview

Subject Author Date
The Big Society Sheldonboy 03.02.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY mikejee 03.02.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Sheldonboy 03.03.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY phil 03.03.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY astwood 03.03.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY mikejee 03.03.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Voltman 03.05.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY signman 03.05.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Sheldonboy 03.05.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Voltman 03.07.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY phil 03.07.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Sheldonboy 03.07.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY phil 03.07.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Sheldonboy 03.07.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY phil 03.07.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY mikejee 03.07.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Voltman 03.08.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Sheldonboy 03.09.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY phil 03.09.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Sheldonboy 03.09.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY phil 03.09.2012
RE: THE BIG SOCIETY Sheldonboy 03.10.2012
 

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