The We’re Right Here campaign for community power is led by local leaders who have done extraordinary things in their neighbourhood, from regenerating a disused church for the whole community, to offering a place to meet in one of the country’s most deprived neighbourhoods. But these leaders and people in their neighbourhoods are frustrated by their lack of power, which they say makes it so much harder for them to make a positive difference and answer local needs.
Supported by community-focused organisations, including The Young Foundation, these local leaders are now calling for a Community Power Act. This proposal outlines new laws aim to give people the power they need to shape the places they live, delivering the potential to fundamentally change where power lies in this country.
Posted on: 13 June 2022