Noted: Lewes Pound on Crowdfunding!

  Gavin Barker, the Co-ordinator at the Lewes Pound, recently wrote a comprehensive blog post on the benefits of crowdfunding.   I find the concept of crowdfunding particularly exciting as it gives communities the opportunity to bypass those who would restrict access to capital and allow citizens to raise funds for projects they care about. As Gavin notes,  “People invest […]

Introducing: Alistair Stoddart – Demsoc Community Engagement Lead.

Hi, My name is Ali and I have just taken over the role of Community Engagement Lead at the Democratic Society. I’m working on all our projects in the district, but the thing that connects them all is promoting democratic participation and helping people have their voices heard in decision making. We are currently carrying […]

Families and food waste

BBC Radio Sussex would like to do a story on the Zero Heroes Community Competition. We’re looking for 3 families living in the Lewes District who would like to take part and be interviewed about how they are finding the new food  recycling and reducing their waste. If you’re excited about reducing waste and improving the environment and you think […]

Let the right data in (project report)

This post by Tom Smith of OCSI talks about a recent joint project, funded by the Technology Strategy Board and delivered with Demsoc, Public-i and Latest TV. It first appeared on the OCSI blog. Our work at OCSI can pretty much be summed up as “good evidence presented in the right way means more informed discussions […]