Community and voluntary groups across the country are being encouraged to showcase how they are driving improvements in local services on a new interactive map.
The ‘Communities in Action’ map now up and running online highlights local projects that are making a real difference and keeping much-loved assets such as community pubs, local shops and post offices alive.
View Communities in action - great examples of people getting things done in a larger map
A Community Rights website (external link) has also been launched to give people more information about the new powers and opportunities available to them under the Localism Act. The website will continue to grow and expand as more of the Rights come into force.
Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said:
Across the country, communities are already doing great work and we know that thousands more people are keen to do the same. The Communities in Action map will help by giving community groups, neighbourhood councils and others the opportunity to showcase what they do and provide inspiration to those who want to get more involved or to solve a problem in their area.
New statutory guidance on the Community Right to Challenge - which will make it much easier for local groups with good ideas to drive improvements in local services was published this week. The final set of regulations comes into force from the 27 June.
If you want to share what you are doing in your community and inspire others to do the same you can send a short description of your project and a web-link to: BigSocietyIdeas@communities.gsi.gov.uk.