Plunkett Annual Seminar 2011
8 June 2011 - Plunkett Foundation Annual Seminar 2011: Localism: shifting rural powers
Church House Conference Centre
Westminster SW1P 3NZ
The Plunkett Foundation's 2011 Annual Seminar, Localism: shifting rural powers, took place on Wednesday 8th June in Westminster.
Localism: shifting rural powers explored the shifting balance of political influence and community empowerment affecting rural communities today and the impact this will have in the near future. In light of recent changes, rural communities have been asked to step up to the mark to take control of the issues affecting them. The Government is committed to empowering communities and this seminar will question exactly what structures are required for rural communities to achieve solutions to the challenges they face. Localism: shifting rural powers opened the dialogue between policy makers and rural communities and acted to strengthen the channels for ongoing community consultation. Taking greater ownership of the challenges facing rural communities today offers both challenges and opportunities.
This event shared best practice directly from communities and brought delegates, including policy makers, practitioners, rural support organisations and representatives from rural communities together on the doorstep of Westminster. Localism: shifting rural powers explored the new powers in the hands of communities and the support from government to facilitate change in rural areas through community-ownership and social enterprise.