Save The Ribble

A blog dedicated to preserving the beauty and delicate ecosystem of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks 'vision' to build a barrage on our River and develop on our riverbanks, floodplains and green spaces, causing damage to wildlife and the environment and increasing the risk of flooding to our homes. Save the Ribble Campaign is not responsible for the content of external blogs or websites which link here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Broadgate Blog Builds Community

The latest blog post on 'Broadgate Is Great' lists "85 ways to build community".

These are ways of building 'Social Capital', the invisible glue that holds communities together, makes people feel happier, and actually be healthier and live longer, better lives.

The list includes organising walking tours of local beauty spots, organising campaigns to defend community resources, going to local meetings and speaking up for your area, all activities we at 'Save The Ribble' became dab hands at in our campaign to keep our beautiful river free from the Riverworks Barrage.

It's nice to know that not only did we stop the barrage from being built (at least for the time being), but, without even realising it, we were also helping to build 'social capital' in the communities neighbouring the Ribble.

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