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Dancing with Community

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If you’ve been to any weddings recently you may have watched – or possibly even partaken in – the…
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Richard Holmes 1 month ago

Thanks Jane - the community building dance is tricky, as each community knows a different routine.

News Explore guy12 1 month ago

Weddings are lovely

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1 month ago

Riddle me this... What Am I?

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Riddle me this… What am I? Attempt not to grab hold of me (as one…
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Maureen 1 month ago

loving the questions Molly, keep them flowing!

Ceri 1 month ago

I love the way you write, Molly ... I feel encouraged reading your post. I wish everyone saw a problem as an opportunity.
Thank you

Philip Booth 1 month ago

Wonderful and thought-provoking

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2 months ago

From bumping spaces to sticky places

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From bumping spaces to sticky places  In a recent blog, my colleague Kat Gibson wrote about her role as…
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4 months ago

"You just seem to sit and have coffee with people!”

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 “Everywhere you go, things happen – but you just seem to sit and have coffee with…
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Rob White 4 months ago

well done Kat keep up the good work in Barnwood. Think I know the lady who said you just drink coffee !!

Ceri 4 months ago

nice job!

Roz 4 months ago

Enjoyed reading this Kat, it's amazing the different directions that conversations can take us on!

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4 months ago

Blog: Small is beautiful

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Small is beautiful. The community building process is essentially about gently nurturing cultural change, through encouraging people to take…
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5 months ago

Reclaiming conversation?

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In one of my first forays into community building, I and two colleagues, supported a group of residents to come…
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Jess Waterman 5 months ago

Food for thought Philip, thank you.

Philip Booth 5 months ago

Love that description of the black hole Molly

Molly Sutcliffe 5 months ago

So true, I am just thinking about all the times that 'black mirror' has sat upon the table during a conversation - almost looking like a black hole... I wonder how much of a conversation gets sucked into it?!

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6 months ago

The Gentle Revolutionaries: ABCD event 24th May

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ABCD event Birmingham 24th May Hodgehill Church The day started with the vicar at Hodgehill holding a few minutes…
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Philip Booth 5 months ago

Have revisited this blog several times for the wonderful insights.....

Violet 6 months ago

Sounds like a great event. Good to read some of the challenges pushed out about; lots to think about. Look forward to following the links ! Thanks for this.

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6 months ago

Community Building: What Are You Interested In?

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“Everybody has something they can offer.” I spoke with Liam, a community builder for…
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Kat Gibson 6 months ago

What a great way of summarising what this work is about. Fantastic blog, and lovely uplifting photos too - thanks for sharing!

Katie Elliott 6 months ago

Love this piece and the beautiful photos. Am a particular fan of "really crazy ideas"....

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6 months ago

ABCD - Conversation and 'doing your thing'

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ABCD = Asset Based Community Development I work as a Community Builder, using ABCD methods to build strong, welcoming…
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Molly Sutcliffe 7 months ago

Sometimes it is really useful to look at what something isn't to get a better understanding of what it actually is!

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7 months ago

Love Living Here - March in the Forest of Dean

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March is a great time here in the Forest with all the frolicking lambs and green shoots bringing with them…
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Penny

7 months ago

10 Podcasts on Community Building

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Here's a useful resource for you. Its a series of podcasts featuring people from around the world who have been…
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7 months ago

Fresh from the Forest February Blog

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Mornings and evenings are getting lighter and there’s a bit more of a buzz in the air! The little…
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Molly Sutcliffe 9 months ago

I love that picture of the Tai Chi class and the fans!

Kat Gibson 9 months ago

Wonderful - how inspiring!

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9 months ago

Community Building At Arm's Length

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After spending over a year in the Cirencester area, my focus has moved to now spending time working alongside…
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Richard Holmes 9 months ago

Loa Tze 'Go to the people, live among them, learn from them, love them. Start with what they know, build on what they have, but of the best leaders when their task is done the people will remark 'We have done it ourselves'"

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9 months ago

First from the Forest ... The Blog

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I know I should join the social media age, but I must confess I’m a rather slow starter!! The idea…
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Penny

10 months ago

Sharing the Gift of Ourselves this Christmas Time!

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The Community Spirit Christmas Carol Here at Barnwood Trust, instead of a secret…
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Maureen 9 months ago

Great to read this at last Molly, still get the warm glow from your words, even though a couple of months have passed...

Philip Booth 11 months ago

I think I'll stick to community building rather than acting - and strongly hope Rich does the same! Nevertheless it is wonderful when people can come together and share something of themselves....I was blown away by the talents uncovered....and yes what a great time for neighbours coming together...

Richard Holmes 12 months ago

Cracking christmas blog. Thanks for sharing.

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12 months ago

Two stories from the Nederlands

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Continuing our series of blogs from the Community Building team I couldn't not share these two inspiring tales..... Back in…
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Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Such a lovely story about Marieka!! :)

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1 year ago

Blog post - Crochet, Coffee and Community

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As one of the newer Community Builders the past few months has been a learning curve for me.…
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Jane Griffiths 1 year ago

I love the story of the collective granny square blanket. What a lot of thought and care and a little bit of every member's talent sewn together!

Philip Booth 1 year ago

Great celebration of local groups; and yes like the challenge to get out of our comfort zones!

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Brilliant Kat. I love the focus on welcoming those who sometimes get left out.

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1 year ago

Blog Post: Ripples in Tewkesbury

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‘So Jane, can you take a turn at writing a blog to go on the website?’ Sounds easy but blogging…
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Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing these great stories Jane. Lovely to see the photos of people doing the things they love together.

Philip Booth 1 year ago

Great to hear these connections developing

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1 year ago