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The Sustainable Communities Act

The Sustainable Communities Act is a radical new democratic approach to empowering citizens and devolution. I write to ask for your urgent help regarding proposals made under the Act.

Unlock Democracy, as part of the Local Works coalition, has identified a ‘Vision for Local Sustainability’: a list of 30 proposals on the shortlist that we regard as vital for protecting and promoting thriving communities. You can view the list here: www.localworks.org/node/4


Negotiations between the Government (via Decentralisation Minister, Greg Clark MP) and the Local Government Association on which proposals made under the Act will be implemented have now begun. They are expected to last only a few weeks.


ACTION – Please help urgently
May I ask that, given the above, you please write to, or email, Decentralisation Minister, Greg Clark MP, urging him to agree to implement the Vision for Local Sustainability?
A sample letter/email to Mr Clark is below to help make this a very quick and simple action for you. Please note Mr Clark’s address is: Greg Clark MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. His email is: gregclarkmp@parliament.uk
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Steve Shaw
Steve Shaw
National Co-ordinator
Local Works – promoting the Sustainable Communities Act
a project of Unlock Democracy
direct: 020 7239 9053 office: 020 7278 4443 
mobile: 07788 646 933
websites: www.localworks.org and www.unlockdemocracy.org.uk
address: Local Works, c/o Unlock Democracy,
6 Cynthia St, London N1 9JF
Dear Mr Clark
I understand that negotiations on the proposals made under the Sustainable Communities Act have begun.
I am therefore writing to ask you to please agree to implement the ‘Vision for Local Sustainability’: a list of 30 proposals that the Local Works coalition have identified as vital for protecting and promoting thriving local communities.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
(insert your name)
(insert your address)

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