Following two years of campaigning, the government have made regulations that give town and parish councils the right to submit proposals under the Sustainable Communities Act.
Steve Shaw, Nation Co-ordinator for Local Works, says,
"This is a real ‘game changer’ for the Act: citizens and community groups can now submit proposals for specific actions from government to help their communities, local economies and the environment via their town or parish council as well as via their local authority. We expect to see a lot more proposals coming forward."
On Thursday 21st November, Local Works are holding a public meeting in East London as part of their ongoing work informing people and councils all about the Act and how to help them use it.
If you are based, or work in East London and would like to attend, see the event details here.