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GHA 'too hasty' over control move
BBC
Date: 31st Oct 2005
A housing association's decision to remove management powers from local tenants' organisations has been criticised by the communities minister. ...more

Designs on Scotland's cities
Scottish Executive
Date: 31st Oct 2005
Top designer Jane Ripley has been appointed to lead a major festival of design in Scotland's 6 cities in 2007. ...more

Green practice 'central to tourism growth'
Scottish Enterprise
Date: 31st Oct 2005
The benefits of sustainable and green practices in tourism are to be promoted in Scotland’s first National Park....more

Recycling facility for Inverclyde
Scottish Enterprise
Date: 29th Oct 2005
Materials collected from over 40,000 households and recycling points will be sorted at the new £4m facility. ...more

Lottery fund for community assets
Regeneration & Renewal magazine
Date: 29th Oct 2005
A fund to help communities build or improve assets such as village halls will be launched next year...more

Europe ruling threatens to kill off local tenant power
Stephen Stewart
Date: 28th Oct 2005
Glasgow Housing Association, which was set up to devolve power to local groups, may today elect to take that power back....more

Investment in innovative services for patients in Scotland

Date: 27th Oct 2005
£15m investment to support the building of new premises or the upgrade and improvement of existing NHS facilities ...more

New taskforce to help voluntary sector get involved in health and social care
Department of Health
Date: 27th Oct 2005

Third sector and social enterprises are "key to providing a choice of health and social care services to local communities".

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Partnerships ‘don't know about value'
Planning Resource
Date: 26th Oct 2005

PSPs, inlcuding regeneration ones, have 'no idea' whether they are providing value for money for tax-payers, says government's spending watchdog.

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Social Enterprise Trade Fair 2006
SSEC
Date: 26th Oct 2005
Next spring will see Scotland's first national trade fair for social enterprise take place in Perth. ...more

First community justice centre opens
Planning Resource
Date: 25th Oct 2005
Resource in Liverpool will deal with low-level community offences such as graffiti, petty theft and vandalism. ...more

Study results 'state the obvious'
BBC
Date: 25th Oct 2005
£57,000 study finds 96% of social work students want to become... social workers....more

Parents seek 'empowering' voice
BBC
Date: 24th Oct 2005
Many parents in Scotland feel disengaged from politics and deprived of responsibility, a study has found. ...more

Dynamic Places 2005 shortlist published.
Scottish Enterprise
Date: 24th Oct 2005
Awards ceremony celebrating excellence in place making and innovation in Scotland will take place on November 24. ...more

Fife entrepreneur puts kids’ fitness to top of the agenda
Scottish Enterprise.
Date: 24th Oct 2005

With childhood obesity in Scotland at an all-time high a new scheme encourages exercise whilst providing a valuable after-school care service.

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Charities furious as lottery lets £2.4 billion sit in bank
Jill Sherman and Joanna Bale
Date: 23rd Oct 2005
Money lies idle while thousands of community projects remain unfunded, says public spending watchdog report. ...more

Go ahead for Aberdeen’s Community Regeneration Plans
Communities Scotland.
Date: 23rd Oct 2005
Three-year plan will lead the city’s efforts to improve the lives of people in some of its most disadvantaged areas....more

Green space fund helped most areas
Planning Resource
Date: 21st Oct 2005
£6 million fund set up to create green spaces in deprived areas has had a positive impact in 90% of communities, says report....more

Inverness expansion under attack
Planning Resource
Date: 21st Oct 2005
Edinburgh City Council design leader dubs it "the fastest growing housing estate in Europe"....more

Population expected to rise and age

Date: 20th Oct 2005
Scotland's population is projected to rise over the next 15 years before falling slowly, according to a report issued today by the Registrar General for Scotland....more

Funding to help farms develop businesses
Scottish Executive
Date: 20th Oct 2005
Over 250 farm businesses will benefit from Executive funding to create new or expand existing businesses and create employment across rural Scotland....more

New unit drafting parliamentary bills for social benefit.
Senscot
Date: 18th Oct 2005
Scotland's voluntary sector and trade unions can make use of a not-for-profit parliamentary unit launched by Govan Law Centre. ...more

E-Bay for Charity
Senscot
Date: 17th Oct 2005
The online auction site plans to allow charities to sell goods on the site for minimal fees providing “a permanent shop on every desktop”.
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Scots study Manchester's anti-lout techniques
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 15th Oct 2005
First minister visits 'ASBO capital of England' to learn more about how the city tackles bad behaviour. ...more

‘Inadequate’ Scots childcare slammed
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 15th Oct 2005
Public sector trade union urges Scottish Executive to introduce affordable, universal full-time childcare for all ages....more

David Miliband
Voluntary and community sector empowerment
Date: 14th Oct 2005

David Miliband's speech at the BURA regeneration conference this Wednesday on the right to buy publically owned assets. We are quoting his closing paragraph and conclusion. This could be a historic development.

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Report identifies need for intermediate housing
Planning Resource magazine
Date: 12th Oct 2005
'huge potential market' for intermediate housing to bridge the divide between social renting and home-ownership, research suggests...more

It’s all over for SHS Trust
TFN
Date: 11th Oct 2005
Social inclusion body set to close at end of October....more

Exec approval heralds ballot on Edinburgh transfer
Scottish Housing News
Date: 11th Oct 2005
Plans to transfer around 23,000 homes in Edinburgh to community ownership have taken a major step forward today....more

Equality, opportunity, fairness and social justice to underpin welfare state
Department of Work and Pensions
Date: 11th Oct 2005
Blunkett's “Principles of Welfare Reform” set out the guiding values that will shape the direction of the Welfare State....more

First Season Success for Community Caravan Park
thisisnorthscotland.co.uk
Date: 10th Oct 2005
An Aberdeenshire community which took over its local caravan park earlier this year is celebrating a successful first season at the helm....more

Greens highlight Scottish reform risks
Planning magazine
Date: 10th Oct 2005
'Communities will be left powerless' unless changes to planning system allow greater opportunities for public input in decision-making....more

Scotland’s poor still lag behind, says report
Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Date: 10th Oct 2005
Those in most deprived neighbourhoods do less well at school, are less likely to be employed, and live shorter lives, finds Executive....more

Triodos Renewables makes second investment
Triodos
Date: 10th Oct 2005
Bank fund invests in Lancashire Wind Farm, following first share issue which raised £3.75m...more

Call for apprenticeship overhaul
BBC Scotland
Date: 4th Oct 2005
Expansion and alteration of apprenticeship system urged to get more people into work and improve employers' skills base. ...more

Planning Resource
Capital plans to be 'new Copenhagen'
Date: 4th Oct 2005
Edinburgh councillors are vowing to press ahead with plans to remove traffic from city centre streets following a fact-finding mission to Denmark. ...more

Parliament hosts philanthropists
BBC Scotland
Date: 3rd Oct 2005
Carnegie awards are presented outside the US for the first time, as Kwik Fit boss calls for 'new spirit of philanthropy'....more

Highlands plan to rationalise wind farm schemes
Planning Resource
Date: 3rd Oct 2005
Major wind farm developments would be channelled into 11 Highland areas under Scotland's first draft renewable energy strategy....more
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