Relaunch of National Network
Welcome to the National Network for Change and Community –the blog for thinking people from local and wider global communities. Evolving out of a community council background in Scotland that has struggled with the limitations of that concept, this blog has opened up the debate about how good citizenship and empowering governance could work better at local level and beyond. That dialogue has gone world-wide.
Ideas shared here look at effective engagement for responsible people who are not just focused on themselves or their immediate environs. They focus less on striving to tether up a ridiculously large yacht on the Cote d’Azur, and a little more, but not entirely of course, on ‘Are you alright Jack? They are the ideas of realists who know how things work long-term.
At the start of our second year online, it is clear that you like where we are heading because of your interest in being associated with us. We know that you like what you read because you say so. But more importantly it is very clear that you are on the way to refining a better concept of citizenship that will work well for a greater number of people than is currently the case worldwide. We know this because the conversation gets better all the time. So too do the commitments, achievements and the get up and go of everyone across the board. For all of these reasons, and others of a slightly more frivolous nature, these are exciting times.
It’s the small, steady steps each of us take that will get us all where we wish to go. We are lobbying for better governance, at local, national and global level. We are proud to be part of that process. Thank you for engaging with us. Keep the stories and the commitments coming. We are helping each other on the way to a better world ahead.