October 27th, 2011
by Phillip Ward
There is a lot more to the obese Localism Bill than planning.
Take the Community Right to Challenge. This will allow community groups, voluntary bodies or charities to express an interest in taking over all or part of a local service, provided by a local authority or on its behalf. In respect of waste services, the model might be the successful recycling collections being run by the Cwm Harry Land Trust in Powys – although the powers won’t apply in Wales. Their brand of local “slow recycling” has engaged the local community and raised recycling rates to 74%.