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Jon Cousins

Location: Glastonbury
Senior Community Organiser, COLtd Member

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

My Stories

First accounts opened with ‘Last Bank Standing’
Transition Glastonbury emerged “in the manner of violets coming to light in...
Listening to hundreds of local people during the past few months, the over-...
Cabinet Office DCMS DCLG Big Potential Power to Change