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Peter Smith commented on Bren Cook's group What's your experience of commissioning?
"Hi Bren, hope you're well. My only experience has been as an observer of the process. Over the last few years there has been a move from grants to commissioning, with the argument made that it is a more effective way to align service provision…"
Aug 5, 2014
Peter Smith joined Bren Cook's group
Aug 5, 2014
Peter Smith joined Nick Beddow's group
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Oct 14, 2013
Peter Smith commented on joe taylor's page NatCAN Update August 2013. What is the right approach to community activism?
"Thanks for the pointer Jo Just started the book (at £1.50 for Kindle noone's making a fortune). It's writton in a very easy style and looking forward to making my time in the armchair more productive. Bren, we may not change the…"
Aug 14, 2013
Peter Smith commented on Nick Beddow's group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"Hi Nick   Hope to see you at the Starfish in Manchester for a catch up. Possibly an open space group on "how come giving a s*!t causes so much anxiety?" Had some recent experience from a range of issues going on myself, family,…"
May 7, 2013
Peter Smith replied to joe taylor's discussion Not In Our Name
"  I do also suspect that the original letter was designed and sent without a full consultation with members and will be sold as an afterthought as being done for the good of members. Presumably all of these signatory organisations are…"
Nov 21, 2012
Peter Smith commented on joe taylor's page NatCAN - the facts of life - 18th October 2012
"Hi Joe I do agree with the point made and accept that a decision on the future of the site will have to be made at some point. The key for me is in my hands. As with a number of colleagues I do react to messages from NatCAN and drop in occasionally…"
Oct 19, 2012
Peter Smith commented on Nick Beddow's group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"Hi Nick   Misery for only a minute, luxury! No I won't go there. I was thinking the other day about how big all the challenges seem to be around making positive change and then reminded myself that most of the things that I…"
Aug 31, 2012
Peter Smith replied to Lorna Prescott's discussion West Midlands Starfish meetings in the group Starfish meetings
"HI Lorna It's inn my diary. I will send the date to a few contacts and see if I can drum up some attendees. How are you?   Pete"
May 15, 2012
Peter Smith joined Nick Beddow's group
May 15, 2012
Nick Beddow replied to Peter Smith's discussion What the Flip am I doing? in the group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"Thanks Pete - we'll have a word with a few CDX people near you to see if they want an independent meeting and let you know"
May 4, 2012
David Ridge replied to Peter Smith's discussion What the Flip am I doing? in the group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"I just looked up Tamworth, it kinda near Birmingham. If you want a face to face meet I would happily make my place in central east London available or there are many good public places to meet in the capital. We could each bring a pet theme to share…"
May 4, 2012
Peter Smith commented on Nick Beddow's group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"Thceam and thceam until I'm sick? Tell my mom on you?"
May 3, 2012
Peter Smith commented on Nick Beddow's group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"I had a look at the ecodharma site and the idea of spending soilitary time in a hut with a box for food and messages sounds fantastic. The challenge now is wording the request to go. How about -  An opportunity to focus on system thinking and…"
May 3, 2012
Peter Smith replied to Peter Smith's discussion What the Flip am I doing? in the group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"Hi NIck Good to hear from you. Happy to host something but not sure how many potential participants in a Tamworth event. A lot of my links locally are at manager rather than activist level but there are a few I can try and the CDOs…"
May 3, 2012
Nick Beddow replied to Peter Smith's discussion What the Flip am I doing? in the group Activist’s Welfare Centre
"Fancy a Tamworth starfish meeting mate?"
May 2, 2012

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Tamworth Staffs West Midlands
What brings you to NatCAN?
Invited to attend a webinar by CDX
Working in a local authority and trying to keep with things elsewhere.

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At 12:47 on April 2, 2012, Bren Cook said…

Hi Peter,

What a grand idea; natcan friends = 30 Facebook friends! A bit like dog-years!

I couldn't help but pick up the internal dilemma of an honest man in a broken system. I've attached something I wrote a bit back that was therapeutic for me but may at least make you smile, however wryly.

Let me know if I can help.

Bren

Reflections%20on%20leaving%20local%20government%20and%20why%20it.docx 

At 13:05 on January 31, 2012, Lorna Prescott said…
Hi Pete
How's things? Thanks for joining the WMids group, do you have energy to put in to get things going a bit? I'm planning some CDX WM activity which I'll add shortly, but feel we need to start getting things going in the WM part of this site. Please do add anything that you're up to :-)
 
 
 

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