Citizens rock

There’s a lot to be said for a bit of citizen power. We have a widely respected book festival, a unique Cookbook festival which is growing in reputation after only two years, and a rolling programme of community events and environmental improvements organised by Abundance London, all of which take a phenomenal amount of work, an attitude of positivity and collaboration and a certain amount of vision.

Gifted to us by a beneficent local council? No. The product of entrepreneurship and market forces? No, not that either. Just the result a few clever and committed people who’ve decided they’d like to see how they can improve their community and a whole load of other people who give up their time and elbow grease to help.

Good on yer.

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See also: Launch of Turnham Green Terrace piazza

See also: Neighbours to the rescue