My own personal blog. Newham Council Deputy Mayor, Cabinet member for Housing Services & Chair of Investment & Accounts. Councillor for West Ham ward, UNISON Branch Chair, Regional Council Officer & NEC member, Pension & Charity Trustee, Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family. No trolls please.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Labour's Community Wealth Building Unit - new website
This is what we want to do in Newham!
"With Tory austerity blighting our communities and forcing councils to cut and privatise many local services, there is an urgent need for Labour councils to come together to develop and share ways to bring services back in house, stimulate local economies to provide decent jobs, and strengthen local democracy.
There are many creative solutions being used already, and we have set up the Community Wealth Building Unit to spread this inspiring work through online resources, regular workshops and training sessions for Labour councillors, and bespoke advice and practical support.
The Unit brings together councillors, unions, think tanks, and independent experts with experience of delivering frontline change and adopting creative methods to secure and provide vital services and stimulate sustainable economic development for communities in the face of austerity.