Tag Archives: Newsome

#Notwestminster 2017: and breathe

On the Saturday morning of Notwestminster 2017, we heard an extraordinary talk from 15 year old Emily Warrillow. Continue reading

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Notwestminster 2016 – at the still point of the soundscape (EP)

At the intersection of our conversations about local governance, open data, personal experience and civic tech, Notwestminster has created a space in which we can make things happen and find ways to improve our local democracy. Continue reading

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My #notwestminster journey

On Saturday 7th February 2015 I helped to bring around 80 people together in Huddersfield for Local Democracy for Everyone – We’re not in Westminster any more. This blog is about how (and why) I got here… Continue reading

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A tale of two trouser legs

A tale of two trouser legs (featuring 39 paper cranes and 97 curious tomatoes). Continue reading

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On the margins (not on the fence)

This weekend Kim talked us about the development of Stirley Community Farm over the past three years. So much has happened already that it would fair make your head spin. And there’s still so much to do, including many more … Continue reading

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Shared Spaces: A tale of two grapevines

A blog written to accompany The Young Foundation‘s final report on the Local 2.0 project: Local 2.0 How digital technology empowers local communities (pdf) A little over two years ago, I became one of the guardians of a scruffy patch … Continue reading

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Saving Newsome Mills (part three): If you’re not on the list…

Most evenings I make the short walk from my family home on Hart Street to the house nearby that I live in now. Tonight, as usual, I walked through the mill yard (which is present day Ruth Street). The clocks … Continue reading

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