UK360 Benjamin Zephaniah 10/01/12
10 January 2012, 05:06
UK360 brings you the most inspiring community stories from across the UK. There are so many local individuals and organisations engaging in positive social action, UK360 serves to celebrate and recognise these endeavours. Tune in each fortnight to find out about communities that are positively improving neighbourhoods from the grass-roots up.
In our fourth episode, we head to Cardiff to hear from City Church’s Asylum Justice project. Roger Warren Evans, founder of the scheme, now spends up to 70 hours a week sharing his expertise with troubled immigrants. Find out more about Asylum Justice by visiting the City Church website.
LILAC is a community-based co-operative society in Bramley, Leeds. UK360 showcases their pioneering work to provide the UK’s first affordable eco-village. We find out how their project was realised on the site of a former primary school. If you’d like to find out more about LILAC’s housing, visit their website here.
UK360 heads to West Oxford to hear from a determined group of local residents who are fighting for a cycle path to improve road safety and travel routes to the countryside. Paul Wightman, involved in the campaign, sent us this inspirational film. To find out moreabout the West Oxford Cycle Path campaign, visit their website.
In Southend, a community allotment is currently being run by the Huntington’s Disease Association. We found out about the impact this project has had on the lives of those affected by the condition. Find out more about all the fantastic work this association achieves by visiting their website.
What makes you happy? Lea and Majid, members of the Happy City Project, went to Easton in Bristol to ask this very simple question. You can find out more about The Happy City Project by visiting their website.
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