The Big Debate
â€œThat great project in your community â€“ go and lead it. The waste in government â€“ go and find it. The new school in your neighbourhood â€“ go and demand it. The beat meeting on your street â€“ sign up. The neighbourhood group â€“ join up. That business you always dreamed of â€“ start upâ€¦ Society is not a spectator sport. â€œ
â€œAll over the world, governments are wrestling with the same challenges,â€ he said. â€œNot just building prosperous, competitive economies, providing good public services and paying for pensions but creating strong societies, improving quality of life, ensuring that everyone feels they belong.â€
That was Prime Minister David Cameron in his keynote speech to the Conservative party conference last week. The response from the floor and the press has been mixed. What do you think the Big Society should mean? What role do you think Streetbank can play in fostering the Big Society?