Many community groups exist in order to make improvements to a neighbourhood and solve local problems. This section provides information about ways to find out what local people think and get people working together to improve things.

Designing and using surveys

Surveys are useful for finding out people’s opinions about an issue, or to gather feedback about your group’s activities. This page provides tips on getting the most out of surveys.

Involving people in your group

How do you get lots of people along to your meetings and events? How do you make sure that more than a handful of you are doing the bulk of the work?

Organising a letter-writing campaign

Tips for community groups about running a letter-writing campaign.

Organising a petition

Using a petition as part of a community campaign

Organising a public meeting

Holding a public meeting can be a really good way of building a campaign or getting more people involved in your group.

Planning and running a campaign

A guide for community groups on how to think through and run a good campaign

State your case: how to write a campaign briefing

A community group’s guide to researching and writing a campaign briefing

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