Community Action: MK

13 October 2016

"People realise that this isn’t the same as some of the things that have gone before. This is real and, this time, they are really in control.”

“We’re finding we can achieve a lot without spending much. The activities that are making a huge impact, like the environmental work, are actually quite low-cost.

These activities are all part of the bigger Local Conversation project. What money is spent on is only part of the picture. The effect on individuals that comes from volunteering and making a difference in their community is huge.

Residents now feel they’ve got the influence and power to go to stakeholders and say, ‘we want to do this, how can we do it?’

“Once people see something happening, and that it’s making a difference, they’ll want to get involved too.” - Carol, resident. 

The steering group know they’re representing the whole community. They can say with confidence what is and isn’t working.

People realise that this isn’t the same as some of the things that have gone before. This is real and, this time, they are really in control.”

Julie Webb, Lead and Engagement Team Member


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