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Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced the Decentralisation and Localism Bill in December 2010. Should the Bill become law, communication will play a vital role in filling the void between the Government's aspiration and localism happening.
East Anglia committee member Emma Drake from the Homes and Communities Agency shares her thoughts on why communication has never been more important at a local level.
Employee volunteering is not only a fantastic method of 'giving back' to communities, groups, organisations and industries, but it's an excellent way of developing skills and wider political understanding.
East Anglia committee member Althea Taylor-Salmon of Golley Slater in Cambridge gives us her thoughts on why this is so important.