The Pro Bono Society help the community to understand Neighbourhood Planning and the Localism Act

My name is Steve Smith and I am a Senior Community Organiser operating in Sneinton and Bakersfield. The first time I became aware of the Pro Bono Society was when I had a chance encounter with Demi Mcintosh at a volunteer forum.  Demi explained how the Pro Bono Society work.  What was of particular interest was the project to teach communities aspects of “street law”.

A Neighbourhood Plan for Sneinton?

Many people have expressed the view, through the Community Organisers, during the Sneinton Vision project, our at the Place Check Walks (and many other consultations over the years) that they feel powerless when it comes to how Sneinton changes over time. Since April 2012, local communities have been able to produce "Neighbourhood Plansfor their local area, putting in place planning policies for the future development and growth of the neighbourhood. 

But what could this do for Sneinton?