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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2001): Community Regeneration - UK

BLUEPRINT FOR RURAL RENEWAL DRAWN UP

P. Brown

Guardian, Jan 23rd 2001, p.12

Reports that the Countryside Agency is to develop plans for the regeneration of 100 market towns and 1000 villages. Plans will focus on provision of public transport and affordable housing.

IS EVERYONE A WINNER?

P. Robinson

Municipal Journal, Feb 9th-15th 2001, p.11

Explores the confusion arising from the Regional Development Agencies and Government Offices for the Regions sharing the same remit for area regeneration.

RIGHT UP YOUR STREET

F. Rickford

Community Care, no.1356, 2001, p.18-19

Participatory appraisal is a method of empowering communities to analyse and develop their own solutions to their problems. Article reports on how this approach is being applied in various community regeneration projects in the UK.

THE SUNNIER SIDE OF THE STREET?

D. Rose

Municipal Journal, Feb 2nd-8th 2001, p.16

Describes the work of the newly established Neighbourhood Renewal Unit which will oversee the development of local neighbourhood renewal strategies by local strategic partnerships. These will draw together councils, businessmen, the voluntary sector and public bodies such as NHS Trusts and will determine priorities and set targets for reducing unemployment and crime and improving health, housing and the environment in deprived areas.