Key issues for community management of green spaces

A new guide ‘Community ownership and management of parks and green spaces’ has been published.

Produced as part of the Community Ownership and Management of Assets (COMA) programme by Shared Assets, it draws upon their experience of supporting many of the green space focused projects that took part in the programme. The guide is split into two main areas, reflecting its target audience:

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Sustaining community-university partnerships

New research into community university partnerships has been published.

Based on data from interviews with members of more than 20 community university partnerships, it was conducted by a GMCVO researcher in collaboration with the University of Brighton. It has been funded by ESRC through the Imagine project ‘connecting communities through research’.

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Community ownership for (sports) clubs and pubs

Scotland’s Third Force News reports, under ‘Communities get help to take over sports clubs‘, that new organisation Club Development Scotland is to help community groups that are looking to get involved in the running of any kind of sports team, giving legal, financial and governance support.

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