Local Works promotes Sustainable Communities Act

Local Works, which campaigned successfully in June to reverse the government’s plans to weaken the Sustainable Communities Act and got them to make regulations that strengthen it, is now encouraging councils to op in the act and agree with their communities on proposals for new government action for local sustainability and to put those proposals forward to government.

Local communities can only use the Act to drive new government actions if their councils choose use it first. Because of this Local Works are encouraging local organisations and networks to write to their councils, asking them to pass a motion resolving to use the Act.

For further information on Local Works visit www.localworks.org or write to Local Works, c/o Unlock Democracy, 37 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8PQ.