Part of the solution

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This group of people in Gloucester are working out how to be part of the solution, not the problem.
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Brendon O'Donnell 5 months ago

And it's starting to work

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5 months ago

Create your own Living Advent Calendar.

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For the last three years we have run an living advent calendar in my community.... You may be thinking what…
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Maureen 7 months ago

beautiful windows, thanks for sharing Rich

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8 months ago

Coopers Edge residents interviewed on GFM

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Listen to residents in coopers edge share what they have been doing to build more inclusion in their community in…
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8 months ago

Where am I?

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There is some great public art and street art in the county to go and look at. We…
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Jigsaw piece 6 months ago

Very interesting. I also enjoy doing Arts and Crafts. I love to create new characters alongside my poems and stories. It's most surprising what you can see out and about.

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8 months ago

Nick Knowles on Community

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From Radio 2's Clare Balding show... Nick Knowles from DIY SOS shares why he thinks knowing our neighbours and…
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Who is my neighbour?

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The Rev Kate Bottley takes to the streets of Britain to find out who really knows their neighbour. She meets…
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Find the rocks!

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https://m.facebook.com/groups/254213525091519Thought you might like this idea. My niece has been getting involved in this in Norfolk. It's…
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Maureen 10 months ago

I saw a beautiful one at the weekend tucked into an old wall in Shrewsbury, wish I had taken a photo to share...

Fiona Community... 10 months ago

I was visiting Norfolk over the summer and loved this idea. Someone suggested using chalk if a community didn't want it to be so permanent.

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10 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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11 months ago

We need each other more than we think.

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To make you smile - the joy of children & older people playing together. From the recent channel 4…
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Ceri 11 months ago

Beautiful

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11 months ago

Street BBQ in Coopers Edge

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Last weekend a few of my neighbours got together for a BBQ and a few games on the field. It…
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12 months ago

Community building podcast with World Jungle

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Take a listen to Ben and Fiona from World Jungle talk about their experience of community building in Dursley. 
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1 year ago

Dignity And Drinks In One Funky Van

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Skills Society launched a project called Project Citizenship. Project Citizenship is an award-winning social change initiative that aims to help people with…
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1 year ago

Check out this website

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This is a great website for sharing stories of inclusion. http://www.incommon.tvHere's what they doWhat we doWe record stories,…
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Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Ha ha! Glad you are enjoying it. :-)

Katie Elliott 1 year ago

This is fantastic - thank you for sharing! Only been on there for two minutes and have completely fallen in love with: 'My passion for spiders'. Best thing I've watched in months!

Jess Waterman 1 year ago

What a wonderful story-sharing platform. Thank you!

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1 year ago

I'm a poet-tree

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One of my neighbours spotted this in my community in Brockworth. What a lovely way of sharing a gift of…
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Cyril Bunt 11 months ago

I will need to find this wonderful (poet) tree.

Jess Waterman 1 year ago

I love this idea! What a fantastic reason to wander out to an open space too.

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1 year 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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1 year ago

A weekend of parties and picnics!

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This weekend sees communities across the country getting together for picnics and parties to celebrate what they have in…
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1 year ago

Stories of community building practice

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Richard talk to Dee Brooks, a community building practitioner and trainer based in Australia about her experiences of community led…
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Lovely story from Matson

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Cooking up a storm for a brighter future.  http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/cooking-up-a-storm-for-a-brighter-future/story-30152901-detail/story.html#sByMv57QgUTFKbzd.01…
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East meets West Street Party in Gloucester

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Maureen 1 year ago

amazing to see so many people, great buzz!

katrina brown 1 year ago

Fantastic!

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Kat Gibson 1 year ago

So glad it went so well!! An inspiration to other communities and streets. :)

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1 year ago

You're Welcome Practice Group

A new Group in Gloucestershire
This is a private group for those practicing inclusive community building. It is an online space to follow dilemmas and…
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2 years ago

Stewardship Circle

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3 years ago

Inspiring Community Spaces

A new Group in Gloucestershire
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3 years ago

Connecting through Conversation workshop.

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4 years ago

An introduction to ABCD workshop

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4 years ago

Discovering your Personal Strengths

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4 years ago

Connected Community in Brockworth & Huccclecote

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4 years ago

Dementia Practitioners Community of Practice

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4 years ago

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Part of the solution

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This group of people in Gloucester are working out how to be part of the solution, not the problem.
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Brendon O'Donnell 5 months ago

And it's starting to work

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5 months ago

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Happieness

That brought a tear to my eye. The work you guys are doing is brilliant. Sometimes its just a case of reminding each other of what community its there for.

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Create your own Living Advent Calendar.

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For the last three years we have run an living advent calendar in my community.... You may be thinking what…
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Maureen 7 months ago

beautiful windows, thanks for sharing Rich

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8 months ago

Coopers Edge residents interviewed on GFM

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Listen to residents in coopers edge share what they have been doing to build more inclusion in their community in…
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Where am I?

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There is some great public art and street art in the county to go and look at. We…
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Jigsaw piece 6 months ago

Very interesting. I also enjoy doing Arts and Crafts. I love to create new characters alongside my poems and stories. It's most surprising what you can see out and about.

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Nick Knowles on Community

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From Radio 2's Clare Balding show... Nick Knowles from DIY SOS shares why he thinks knowing our neighbours and…
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Who is my neighbour?

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The Rev Kate Bottley takes to the streets of Britain to find out who really knows their neighbour. She meets…
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10 months ago

You're Welcome Practice Group

A new Group in Gloucestershire
This is a private group for those practicing inclusive community building. It is an online space to follow dilemmas and…
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2 years ago

Stewardship Circle

A new Group in Gloucestershire
This is an online forum for those involved in the Stewardship Circle. This is an online forum for those involved…
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3 years ago

Inspiring Community Spaces

A new Group in Gloucestershire
This group is for people who have attended the Inspiring Community Spaces workshop. Please use this group to share ideas…
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3 years ago

Connecting through Conversation workshop.

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4 years ago

An introduction to ABCD workshop

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4 years ago

Discovering your Personal Strengths

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4 years ago

Connected Community in Brockworth & Huccclecote

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Dementia Practitioners Community of Practice

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4 years ago

fossilised dinosaur found in local field

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well firstly this is the picture and I'm sure it was found near or in a field lol …
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11 months ago

A Break From The Norm

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Every now and again we have a break from the norm something that as the local Police we go and…
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Philip Booth 10 months ago

Love this!

Matson Robinswo... 11 months ago

Thanks Roz good to meet you today at the Community Power event in Matson

Roz 12 months ago

Thanks for sharing this Chris, it's great to read your reflections

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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 1 year ago

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

Violet 1 year 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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1 year ago

Jazz and Cream Tea, Siddington

A new Photo in the Group Siddington Gardeners & Allotment Association added to the Event Jazz & Cream Teas
Siddington Gardeners & Allotment Association gets friends & villagers together.
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1 year ago

Chesterton Farm Wellbeing Group has moved!

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The Chesterton Farm Wellbeing Group has now moved to new premises in Poulton with facilities to continue growing…
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Maureen 1 year ago

looks a beautiful place....

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1 year 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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1 year ago

The Podsmead Community Christmas Tree

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Myself and some of my lovely neighbours came together to celebrate Christmas last weekend.  We used a bit of Big…
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Liam Daniels 1 year ago

It was great to see this in Podsmead over Christmas and brilliant that it will be a permanent fixture year after year.

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recycle your unused fruit and veg

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I would like to tell you about a project starting at the Gateway community drop in café…
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1 year ago

Stories of significant change approach

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Describes how sharing stories of welcoming community can inspire us to do more together
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3 years ago

Ethemia: music in your home!

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Ethemia's Special Sofa Sessions involve them going to people's homes who can't get to gigs
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3 years ago

Computer buddies

How new friendships are being made across the generations - thanks to a computer.
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Sez2244 11 months ago

This is just what I'm looking for x

Ceri 3 years ago

Sounds a fab enterprise

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3 years ago

Tear Down the Fence!

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In a fictional account of the economic downturn in the 1930s, a social movement begins
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Jeff Mowatt 3 years ago

Thanks Tam, As you know Frank Capra went on the deliver 'It's a Wonderful Life' which in 1947 was identified as communist propaganda by the FBI with the help of Ayn Rand, whose views were reflected in another picture of the era. Here's Gary Cooper again, taking a Randian role in The Fountainhead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRXcaWVr_uI

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3 years ago

MENS SHEDS

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Activity based group engaged in practical projects aimed at men's health and well being.
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Phil 3 years ago

Thanks to all who are following Men in Sheds, it all started in Australia in 1997, I was living in OZ at the time and it has gathered speed with the Australian Government supporting the initiative as the health and well being benefits are now being recognised. Men don't reach out but soldier on alone, we are reaching out to them and getting them active, the odd cuppa tea is not the answer, active socialising with a purpose works wonders. Thanks to the Furniture Recycling Project we have been given a fully equipped workshop to upcycle furniture and all manner of woodworking or individual projects, many are not experts but we can turn out some good looking shabby chic, the emphasis on chic not shabby.
Quote of the day "Did you know, you are getting old when you and your teeth no longer sleep together"

Sheryl Walpole 3 years ago

Hi Phil. Good luck with this initiative. Men feeling lonely and isolated is a big problem, and many men find it particularly difficult to reach out. This kind of initiative really does hit the spot - men in their sheds with their toys. I worked at Age UK Glos a few years ago and there was a Men In Sheds project at the time, unfortunately I don't believe it still is running for various reasons. However, an old scout hut was renovated by the men, old tools were collected by B & Q and the men refurbished the tools to send to African countries.
Sheryl

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Lawrence Miller 3 years ago

Hi Phil,

I'm interested to hear about this initiative: I work at Barnwood Trust and have a brief for supporiting community spaces such as this. I would love to hear more about how it's going and whether there's any support or connections I could offer.
Best wishes

Lawrence Miller

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3 years ago

Creating networks for change

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Change begins with the individual and their surrounding network says John McKnight.
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3 years ago

You're Welcome Workshops are back!

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Free, fun and inspiring workshops for people across Gloucestershire
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3 years ago

A new meaning to the A.G.M

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The thoughts of my darling daughter.
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John Colquhoun 3 years ago

Great post!

Maureen 3 years ago

Brilliant Cyril!

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3 years ago

Gail's June Blog

A quarterly blog from the Trust's Grants Manager
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4 years ago

Finding treasure

How learning about ABCD is changing how I see everything, not just my community.
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Ceri 4 years ago

Enjoyed reading your post, Katie. Thanks, you're so right, the way we see things makes all the difference.

To quote a fav. of mine from A.A.Milne
“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

Sally Byng 4 years ago

I've always thought that weeds are under-rated and unfairly marginalised! Glad I'm in such good company.
And welcome to You're Welcome Katie. I look forward to reading more musings from Wotton-under-Edge

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4 years ago

Community-led housing in Stroud

A new Story in Stroud
An exciting new housing development, led by the community, at Cashes Green in Stroud
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Philip Booth 4 years ago

See more films re this development at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/cashes-green/

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4 years ago

Newent Fair Shares - Jubilant Story

A new Story in the Group Jubilant Stories in Newent
A Jubilant Stories about Fair Shares in Newent
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