Local Works

Local Works, based at Unlock Democracy, is the coalition of over 130 national organisations that successfully campaigned for the Sustainable Communities Bill to become law in 2007. The Sustainable Communities Act sets up an amazing new ‘bottom-up’ process whereby citizens and councils can drive government action on creating truly sustainable communities. However if people do not choose to participate nothing will happen and so promoting the Act is crucial, so our work now is focused on ensuring people become involved in using the Act. Also crucial is ensuring the Government properly implements the Act by ‘reaching agreement’ on the ideas submitted by communities and councils.