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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2005): Community Regeneration and Development - UK

Community leadership cycles and the consolidation of neighbourhood coalitions in the new local governance

D. Purdue

Public Management Review, vol.7, 2005, p.247-266

Research on area regeneration partnerships in the UK reveals a community leadership cycle which proceeds through five phases. The first phase consists of the emergence of a first generation of community leaders early in the life of a partnership. In the second phase their position in the partnership is consolidated and loyalty to it is developed. This is followed by the cultivation of a new generation of community leaders, who in the fourth phase challenge the established patterns of representation in the partnership. In the final phase, individual leaders exit from the partnership.

Prescott in retreat over demolition of 400,000 old homes

C. Clover

Daily Telegraph, July 20th 2005, p.10

The Government is preparing to scale down plans to demolish swathes of Victorian and Edwardian terraces in the Midlands and the North, with the number earmarked for destruction being reduced by between 70,000 and 100,000 over 15 years. This would be a sizeable climb down from earlier estimates that up to 400,000 pre-1919 homes needed to be demolished made by the three regional development agencies and backed by John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister. Conservationists complain that the new homes will be of no better quality than the ones they replace.

Together we can: people and government working together to make life better

Civil Renewal Unit, Home Office

London: 2005

Plan sets out the government's commitment to citizens, communities and public bodies working together to achieve common goals in the fields of citizenship, democracy, regeneration, social cohesion, community safety, justice, health and sustainability. Twelve government departments will work to strengthen citizens' engagement in delivering success across these policies.

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