Recovery from the Corona Virus lockdown has got many people who volunteer and work for community and civic society groups thinking about what it means to Build Back Better in Leicester. Coupled with the climate crisis, there will be no returning to what was the old normal. What the new normal needs to be, however, isn’t quite clear yet. I’m Rob Watson, and over the summer I’ve spent time chatting with people who work for charities and civic society organisations in Leicester, about what they think building back better means in practise and what we need to do, so we are ready for the next set of challenges. Over six programmes we’re hearing from people across Leicester who’ve been telling us what they think about the city, and in what way they think life in Leicester can be improved.
In this fifth episode, we’ll hear from Helen Patman, who is the editor of the Evington Echo, a community newspaper with a focus on local environmental issues, and from Ben Lowe, who is an environmental campaigner.
Interview 01: Helen Pettman, Editor Evington Echo, Wednesday 4th August, Leicester Coffee House, Leicester.
Interview 02: Ben Lowe, Greenpeace Leicestershire Co-ordinator, Thursday 19th August 2021, Esquires Coffee, Leicester.
Programme Transcript: LBBBS-Episode-005-Radio-Edit-Transcription-2021-09-05
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Leicester Builds Back Better Stories is broadcast on Leicester Community Radio, Radio Seerah and Kohinor Radio, and is supported by the Audio Content Fund, and was developed with assistance from De Montfort University, the Documentary Media Centre and the Zinthiya Trust.
Thanks to Ryan Clayton for additional content production.
This is a Decentered Media production by Rob Watson.