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A seasoned community activist, organiser, and green campaigner; currently a co-operative community organiser and development worker - exploring the potential of Glastonbury’s community to utilise the Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning powers introduced in the Localism Act 2011:
• The Community Right to Bid;
• The Community Right to Challenge;
• The Community Right to Build;
• Community Shares; and
• Neighbourhood Planning.
In addition to being a Community Organiser, Jon Cousins is an author, lecturer, columnist, songwriter, musician, and film-maker. He is a specialist in complementary currencies and ‘co-production’ – working with Time Bank pioneers Martin Simon and Edgar Cahn in the early 2000s. He lives in Glastonbury and has been an elected Glastonbury Town Councillor since 2011, and Mayor of Glastonbury 2016-2017.
Community projects and campaigns:
• Last Bank Standing
• Lighten The Load A361
• Neighbourhood Planning consultation
• Avalon Community Energy
• SENS (Social Enterprise Network Somerset)
• Plotgate CSA