This is a bit of a trawl but show those of you out there in the vol and social enterprise sector what these bottom fedders are up to, you know the usual "give me your watch and I'll tell you what time it is " anyway the coalition pruports to "support the creation and expansion of mutuals, co-operatives, charities and social enterprises, and enable these groups to have much greater involvement in the running of public services.‟ Thanks to pals in the know for passing this on.
Here's me thinking that we were getting somewhere with the Forestry Commission in Scotland. NAAAAAH !!!!! Hardworking Emma Guy and Tracey Brunger, who run the Hub café and bike hire centre, at Glentress near Peebles are to be thrown off site, prompting fury among cyclists and locals.
The women, who built up their business from scratch, have been snubbed in a tendering process to operate the Forestry Commission's new £9 million visitor centre at Glentress. The pair claim up to 30 jobs will now be lost at their award-winning café, bike-hire and coaching business see full story. http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/scotland/39On-your-bikes39-Hub-pair.6650392.jp
The 1939 International Harvester bus that author Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters drove into psychedelic history in 1964 sits on the Kesey family farm in Pleasant Hill, Ore. Stored in a swamp for 15 years, the bus has been hauled out for restoration.
This great website contains thousands of oral recordings recorded in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information. http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/ There is something there for everyone rooted in their community, culture and country. Fantastic piec of work.
Have a look at this. When folk say "oh its the size of Wales that's been affected " This wee app kind of puts things in perspective. Some of these issues are truly unimaginable.