Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence
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Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence

Richard Bridge examines the relationships between local authorities and community groups. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

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