‘Making the Difference’ in Warsop Vale : the impact of government regeneration policy and community development on a Nottinghamshire ex-mining community

WADDINGTON, Dave (2004). ‘Making the Difference’ in Warsop Vale : the impact of government regeneration policy and community development on a Nottinghamshire ex-mining community. Social Policy and Society, 3 (1), 21-31.

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Abstract

This article reports the findings of a longitudinal study of the impact of government coalfield regeneration policy on the Nottinghamshire ex-mining community of Warsop Vale, whose colliery closed in 1989. Based on interviews with local residents, community development workers and representatives of regeneration agencies, the study highlights tangible improvements in community resources and the recent introduction of an innovative new housing scheme as evidence of a positive impact of government measures. Particular importance is attached to the key role of local government, the voluntary sector and regeneration agencies in carefully cultivating the local social capital and raising Warsop Vale's political profile since 1989, enabling it to seize the opportunities inherent in New Labour's coalfield policy.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1017/S1474746403001465
Depositing User: Rachel Finch
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 13:55
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 13:55
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7717

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