Welcome to the third CCRI webinar. 1. Land and its Uses (Chris Short) 21st September 1pm 2. The Future of Food (James Kirwan and Damian Maye) 28 th September 1pm 3. Communities in Transition (Carol Kambites) 5 th October 1pm
Welcome to the third CCRI webinar
Policy Conference: 19th October
‘Community’, ‘Social Capital’ and the ‘Big Society’: some reflections in the light of our research
Dr Carol Kambites
with James Derounian
Are rural communities different from urban communities?
All those people who live in a particular place
'Those networks and assets that facilitate the education, co-ordination and co-operation of citizens for mutual benefit' (Putnam, 1993)
'The glue that holds communities together':
Bonding social capital:
Close links between family and friendship groups
Bridging social capital:
Looser links between acquaintances, people who do business together etc.
Linking social capital:
Links that extend outside the community including influence on decision-makers and access to external funds
The transfer of power and responsibility from government and local government to local communities
If ‘big society’ involves the transfer of power and responsibility from government and local government to ‘communities’ what types of ‘social capital’ does this need and will it be forthcoming?
a Scenario for 2015, for Defra, 2005
What impact is the ‘big society’ agenda likely to have on these factors?
Communities, for the Commission for Rural Communities, 2007
Clun: a lively community
Rookhope: a remote ex-industrial community
Cydcoed Evaluation Project: Exploring the Market and non-Market Values of Cydcoed Intervention, forForest Research, 2008
Adaptation to Climate Change by Local Communities in non-Market Values of Cydcoed Intervention,
Rural Europe; a Review of Some Recent Experience for the Arkleton Trust, 2010
What interventions are needed to encourage community action and will this vary from place to place?
Local Issues in Rural England non-Market Values of Cydcoed Intervention, – Messages from the Parish and Market Town Plans, for the Countryside Agency, 2005
2. The most commonly expressed concern was road traffic.
Strengthening the Role of Local Councillors: an analysis of evidence arising from the CRC participation inquiry
for CRC, 2007
What should/could be the role of parish and town councils in the ‘big society’?