A press release from Devon County Council crawled across our desk the other day. We ignored it, as we do. It crawled back. We ignored it. Ok, so eventually we read it - it was only from last week anyway, but what it said was that ‘Devon Reinvestment Service, a project to help community groups, small businesses and social enterprises, is celebrating a long list of achievements as it enters its final phase’.
This is the first we’d heard about such a service, and we keep our ears admittedly a bit close to the stereo, but nonetheless quite near to the ground, too. Still 53 jobs have been created, 31 jobs have been safeguarded, 69 community groups have been helped with £140k worth of professional advice and support (that’s about an afternoon from the People’s Republic team, as long as you provide the biscuits - £142k if we provide our own Garibaldi’s, not everyone’s cup of tea admittedly, but we are professionals), and £750k of assets safeguarded for the community.
Get in touch with the council if you feel you can benefit from the swansong of this most successful, yet quiet, initiative.
Posted by Cptn
October 18th, 2006