Our Place to support 100 communities

Communities Minister Stephen Williams has announced that a consortium led by Locality, will be working with the Department for Communities and Local Government to support at least 100 communities to tackle issues at a neighbourhood level.

The Our Place programme, backed across government, has already been successful in 12 pioneering areas, all of whom are designing and delivering local services that focus on local priorities.

Our Place is part of the government’s approach to localism, transforming public services by making sure that they are focused on the user, not the organisation.

Since the launch of Our Place in July, over 250 organisations from across the country and ranging from local authorities, and parish councils, to VCS organisations, police commissioners and fire and rescue authorities have said they want to find out more about ‘Our Place’ and what the approach can offer them.

In July a £4.3million support package was announced to help at least 100 communities to design and deliver local services that focus on local priorities and reduce costs.

The consortium will be led by Locality in partnership with the Local Government Association, and a wider network of associates including the National Association of Local Councils and the Community Development Foundation.

For further information on Our Place visit http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/ourplace.