The Zero Heroes Community Competition

In 2013-14, The Democratic Society worked with Lewes District Council on the Zero Heroes Community Competition. The core challenge of the project was to encourage more residents to reduce waste by using a variety of techniques, and the project achieved several significant outcomes. The project was highlighted at the World Forum for Democracy in November 2013 […]

Communities and majorities

Zoe Williams has written a Guardian piece about a power imbalance between rich supermarkets and community groups opposed to them opening up. There’s nothing particularly new in it – Tesco bad, Licensing Act, powerless councils, etc. – but one line struck me. In answer to the rhetorical challenge “well, if people don’t want Tesco, they […]