Government publishes new Community Framework

The new Community Framework has been unveiled, highlighting the government’s vision for building a stronger sense of belonging and shared prosperity within local communities.

The agreement sets out how the government will work with local and national partners such as businesses, faith institutions, local authorities and volunteer groups to help build stronger, more empowered and integrated communities across England.

‘By deeds and their results’ commits to: holding a national conversation with communities across England after Brexit, about their view of who we are as a nation, their vision for the future of their community and our country, and what local and national government can do to support their communities to thrive.

It will also see the establishment of a series of Civic Deal pilots to test the principles of this Framework in local areas, by putting communities more in control of decisions and by strengthening local partnerships and civic infrastructure, as well as a  Communities White Paper to renew the government’s focus on building stronger communities across England.

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said: “We’re committed to creating stronger, more confident and integrated communities, where people have a real say over the decisions that matter most to them locally.

“Our new framework will help ensure that community voices are heard, valued and produce change so that no community is left behind. Going forward, we will promote and strengthen the common themes that bind places and people together, promote opportunity and celebrate the great neighbourhoods we live and work in.”