Community Development Journal, vol.40, 2005, p.301-312
Article draws on local people's experience of participation in one New Deal for Communities (NDC) scheme in the East End of London. Respondents reported experiencing growing factionalism as interest groups competed for resources. NDC processes were experienced as being too quick, too formal and failing to take account of local histories and relationships. Local people could also be intimidated and their contributions could be ignored by more powerful stakeholders such as local authorities.
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister [and] Department for Transport
Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) bring together public, private, voluntary and community interests to provide a strategic framework within which partners can work together to secure the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area. This evaluation covers LSP organisational arrangements and capacity, strategy development and implementation, and the value added by the LSP.
Audit Commission 2005
This report contains and explains the background to the 45 indicators that measure the quality of life in individual localities and the effectiveness of local sustainable community strategies, and which are also closely linked to national sustainable development indicators.
Community Development Journal, vol.40, 2005, p.265-274
Article identifies the various senses in which the word 'community' has been used in New Labour policy discourse. These include: