Decline of local communities is not inevitable.
There is a Private Member's Bill before the Westminster parliament which aims to reverse the trend. Promoted by Nick Hurd (Conservative) and sponsored by Julia Goldsworthy (LibDem) and David Drew (Labour), the Sustainable Communities Bill comes before the House of Commons for its Second Reading on 19th January.
The Bill, and the Local Works campaign, is also supported by Elfyn Llwyd, the Plaid MP.
We can help by writing to our MPs, urging them to be in the House on the day and to persuade the relavent ministers (Ruth Kelly and Yvette Cooper) to ensure that the Bill is given the necessary Commons time for consideration.
More details at the Local Works web-site.