Archive for May 2010

Restorative Justice could be used across Manchester by the year end | Greater Manchester

May 27, 2010

Victims of crime across Greater Manchester could be given the power to determine what justice is handed out to their offenders by the end of the year.

Inside the M60 reports that a Restorative Justice pilot in Tameside and Salford could be rolled out to other Greater Manchester Police divisions.

You can read the original article by following this link: Restorative Justice could be used across Manchester by the year end | Inside the M60.


North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership plunges into crisis | Stoke-on-Trent

May 27, 2010

The regeneration of North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has been received a blow with two local authorities pulling out of North Staffs Regeneration Partnership (NSRP).

Pits n Pots reports that the withdrawal of Newcastle Borough Council and Staffs Moorlands Council effectively disbands the NSRP, and leaves question marks over funding and future projects planned for Stoke-on-Trent and its surrounding areas.

You can read the original article via this link: North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership Plunges Into Crisis | Pits n Pots.

Does this shop support the regeneration of King’s Cross? | Islington

May 26, 2010

Balancing the needs of local residents and passers-by is a complicated issue for the planning system. A kebab shop at 2 York Way illustrates the dilemma for local residents.

You can read the original article by following this link:¬† Does this shop support the re-generation of King’s Cross? | Kings Cross Local Environment

#ge2010: The hyperlocal election?

May 6, 2010

The general election campaign has demonstrated the power of television but it has also highlighted the contributions of hyperlocal blogs. reports on what the top hyperlocal bloggers are doing on election night and predicts that this shift in the traditional media food chain will continue regardless of who wins.

#ge2010: The hyperlocal election|

Candidate proposes temporary BMX track for south London estate

May 5, 2010

South London blog SE1 is interviewing candidates for the Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat. One of them suggested this novel temporary use for an estate at Elephant and Castle as it awaits its regeneration:

“We need to get on with the demolition as quickly as possible. We need to use any space that is vacant for temporary things if we can. I’ve suggested that if there’s a vacant space at the Elephant we might have an international standard BMX track as a temporary use.”

You can find out which candidate is suggesting this via this link.

Residents asked to play their part in keeping city clean and green | Stoke-on-Trent

May 4, 2010

A massive clean up operation involving over 500 people across Stoke-on-Trent has collected 47 tonnes of rubbish.

Pits n’ Pots reports that the two day clean¬† up at around 100 sites marks the start of a regular series of events to clean up the city.

The local council has asked residents to identify other areas that need cleaning and greening and is urging them to play their part by keeping the city clean.

You can read the original post via this link: Stoke-on-Trent Residents Asked To Play Their Part In Keeping City Clean & Green | Pits n Pots.