Pleased to say that I’ve been appointed as a Big Local Rep. Big Local is a Lottery funded programme to invest £1m over 10 years in 150 communities in England. The programme is very much about communities making decisions for themselves about how to spend the money, and the role of the Rep is to support, facilitate and oversee the process. There are 70 Reps across the country, with other local appointments including Dominic Murphy (of Creating Excellence) and Sophie Cowdell (of Common Places).
Some Big Local areas are already up and running, and I’ve been asked to pick up support for Radstock and Westfield. Also going to be working on one of the “Wave 3” communities, but sworn to secrecy on which one until after the official announcement on 10 December.