Christchurch City Council

Deliberative Online Community Dialogue About Christchurch’s Coastline

In 2016, Christchurch Borough Council was awarded £50,000 from the UK Government’s ‘Coastal Community Fund’, a UK-wide program designed to support the economic development of coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs. The Council is looking to use the funds for improving the open space of Highcliffe Beach near Christchurch in Dorset. Gary […]

Jessica Topham

Jessica Topham

3 years ago

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public consultation

Public consultation: how long is too long?

At the end of October, a decision was made to press ahead with a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Yet despite public consultation we could be another ten years away from breaking ground.

Jessica Topham

Jessica Topham

4 years ago

civic engagement complaints

Get engaged – complain!

Jessica Topham discovers using complaints can be a starting point for positive engagement and problem solving.

Jessica Topham

Jessica Topham

4 years ago

Resilient communities, cohesive communities

Resilient communities, cohesive communities

On a daily basis, shocking news stories are, sadly, no longer a surprise. Yet, from this feeling of instability and uncertainty, comes a reiterated emphasis on the importance of community resilience and cohesion.

Jessica Topham

Jessica Topham

4 years ago

Voting for the Status Quo

Voting for the Status Quo – UK to vote on remaining in EU

On 23rd June, UK citizens will have the opportunity to vote whether the country remains in or leaves the EU. Not since 1975 has the UK had a vote on EU membership and so both sides are investing heavily in putting their case across to the masses. However, whilst initial research shows that Britons are […]

Jessica Topham

Jessica Topham

4 years ago

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