About

“So I’ve heard” is a blog is written by Jon Cousins – a community organiser, enabler, development worker, and activist who is listening to and working with Glastonbury’s community:

  • exploring grass-roots activism, local regeneration, and co-production;
  • challenging power and advocate for ‘strong participatory democracy’ and genuine local representation;
  • utilising the Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning powers introduced in the Localism Act 2011;
  • investigating resilience, relocalisation, and sustainable development;
  • taking greater control of our lives and creating social and political change through collective action.

Building a strong and resilient community that work for everyone”.

 

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If you are a community activist, campaigner, volunteer, organiser – or would like to get more active in your community – why not join the National ‘Company of Community Organisers‘, and become part of the CO Expansion campaign?  Membership is free – to find out more, please click HERE.


In addition to being a Community Organiser, Jon Cousins is an author, lecturer, columnist, songwriter, musician, and film-maker.  He is a specialist in complementary currencies and ‘co-production’ – working with Time Bank pioneers Martin Simon and Edgar Cahn in the early 2000s.  He lives in Glastonbury and has been an elected Glastonbury Town Councillor since 2011, and Mayor of Glastonbury 2016-2017.

If you are a community activist, campaigner, volunteer, organiser – or would like to get more active in your community – why not join the National ‘Company of Community Organisers‘, and become part of the CO Expansion campaign?  Membership is free – to find out more, please click HERE.


“So I’ve heard” was initially supported by the Community Organisers Mobilisation Fund (COMFund) as part of Somerset Co-operative Services’ Community Organising project (SCS CO).

Glastonbury’s COMFund project was founded through the support of
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