Current Trends in Football Club Ownership

April 13, 2011
By Jonny

Arsenal Football Club has finally succumbed. For a long time the Gunners, backed by their influential supporters trust and long time majority shareholders, remained steadfast in their belief that mixed public ownership was in the best interests of the club. But after 5 years of cold war competition between an American property magnate and...
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Housing on the Waterways – The Opportunity is Now

March 16, 2011
By Jonny
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In September 2010 the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities (AINA) released a report on the residential use of waterways, highlighting the recent increase in demand for on water housing and the issues this raises for navigation authorities. In Defra’s 2000 investigation into the future...
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Asset Transfer and Financial Opportunity

February 23, 2011
By Jonny
Money

In its long-term vision paper, 2020, British Waterways identifies the opportunity provided by its potential transition into the third sector. In previous posts we have discussed the role that communities can play within this process and their importance to satisfying BW’s overall vision. But...
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Cultural Change in the New Waterways Charity

February 15, 2011
By Jonny
Water this way

In a previous blog I suggested that the name of the new organisation would reflect its cultural bias, its approach to community development. Here I highlight the importance of cultural perspective on the fulfilment of the localist agenda. The inclusion of A Community Right...
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An Opportunity For Communities – The Transfer of Environmental Assets

February 15, 2011
By Jonny
Cedar Forest

In his comment piece in this Sunday’s Observer, Andy Wightman asks us to “Imagine a Britain of small-scale forestry, of farm forestry, of small- scale rural businesses, of community forests”. Will the Public Bodies Bill and the threat of a “shallow and nihilistic land...
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Response to the Forestry Consultation

February 15, 2011
By Jonny
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The public consultation on the future of the UK’s forests is launched today. The government’s proposals to sell off large sections of the forest estate to the private sector have come up against significant opposition. Despite assurances, many are worried that left in the...
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