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Community Business Weekend 2018 attracts over 17,000 visitors

21st June 2018

Over 17,000 people visited community businesses all over England during the first May bank holiday as part of Community Business Weekend. With 225 events held, a massive 55% increase from last year, more people are finding out how they can support their local community. The weekend was picked up by many local, regional and national […]

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Move over NIMBYS, today people want “COMMUNITY IN MY BACKYARD”

4th May 2018

Far from being a nation of 1980’s NIMBYS, people today are looking to take action to make their own neighbourhoods better and forming a new generation of CIMBYs who support “community in my backyard.”   34 million “CIMBYS” want to take action to improve their local area Two-thirds (65%) are frustrated in their local area […]

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Plans for Community Business Weekend 2018 launched

5th March 2018

Power to Change has announced the dates for Community Business Weekend 2018 (#CBwkd18); running from 4-7 May and taking place across England. In 2017, more than 150 independent events took place attracting nearly 12,000 visitors in total. As a result, 96% of organisers recommended that other community businesses take part this year. Community Business Weekend, […]

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Community Business Weekend 2018 dates announced

12th February 2018

Community Business Weekend 2018 will take place over the May Bank Holiday, running from 4 – 7 May 2018. Last year 228 community businesses registered to take part in Community Business Weekend, with nearly 12,000 people attending 151 events across England. The campaign was popular among the sector too, with 96% of organisers recommending that […]

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Over 200 Community Businesses set to be part of Weekend

4th September 2017

Latest figures show that more than 200 community businesses have now signed up to be part of Community Business Weekend 2017. The Weekend, which takes place from 5-8 October 2017 has seen businesses sign up from right across the country. Currently London & the South East has the most community businesses signed up, with the […]

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Community Business Weekend teams up with Fun Palaces

1st September 2017

This year’s Community Business Weekend 5-8 October perfectly coincides with Fun Palaces Weekend (7-8 Oct), so why not combine the two? Fun Palaces are community-led events, using arts, science, craft, tech, digital and sometimes sports to bring people together. Fun Palaces give everyone a chance to try out something new and invite local people to share their skills. You could […]

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Top 5 tips for window art: Why all community businesses should be doing it

24th August 2017

We caught up with Myro, illustrator and champion of window art who originally started out at Village Greens, a community shop in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. She shares why doodling on your windows is a trick not to miss for community businesses. Myro will also be delivering a professional window illustration session with the winner of […]

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Over 100 community businesses sign up!

14th August 2017

The 100th community business has signed up to be part of Community Business Weekend 2017 (#CBwkd17). Sine FM 102.6 is a radio station based in Doncaster, with more than 70 local presenters presenting quality shows every week reaching 116,000 households in South Yorkshire. The station offers local organisations the chance to get community service announcements out to the region […]

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