The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #201

date: 07/03/2024

Episode 201 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig talks to Simon Jones, a long time Common Weal supporter and activist, about a newly proposed £20 million regeneration scheme in his home town of Dumfries. They discuss the importance of Scotland’s towns to our communities, the importance of long term planning in those proposals, Scotland’s problem with “Central Belt” thinking vs “Remote”, and why the UK Government – funders of this plan – have entirely the wrong idea about approaches to “tackle anti-social behaviour”.

You can read Common Weal’s vision for our towns here: https://commonweal.scot/policies/town-centre-action-plan-review-common-weal-response/
and here: https://commonweal.scot/policies/housekeeping-scotland-discussion-paper-outlining-a-new-agenda-for-housing/

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Excerpts from “Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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