It is amazing that politicians need reports to tell them, what most people understand to be common sense. Though this is about social clubs and is sponsor by bingo clubs. It does highlight the importance of community groups and volunteers. This is why most of us were shocked when Manchester City Council, shut down Youth Clubs. They also do not realise the importance of Public Houses, as meeting places as free meeting places for community groups. In fact,in Manchester City Council, has actively worked to shut down any community group which it feels threatened by. Instead of listening what these groups have to say and working with them, to bring about a win/win situation.
ResPublica | Think Tank | Phillip Blond | Big Society | Government policy | Clubbing Together: The hidden wealth of communities.