Community Engagement

So - are you really connecting with communities you're working with, or just ticking boxes? Community engagement is the single best way to deliver any communications, behaviour change or marketing campaign: no exceptions. It takes insight, empathy, creativity and patience. And it's one of our specialities.
Blog Lena O'Shea

24/11/2020

Empowering our regional Hospice

We are always pleased when we can use our skills and resources to help good causes. Recently Lena has been working with the internal team at St Elizabeth Hospice and the partnership is delivering positive results. Here’s what she has to say. I am really proud to be working with St Elizabeth Hospice and ECCH...

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05/08/2020

Sizewell C planning documents tour the community

Now the application for a Development Consent Order for Sizewell C has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, and following the government’s process, Spring has been taking the Planning Document to the local community to ensure fair access to the full submission. Because of Covid, this is happening by Library Bus. With the planning application...

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Blog Net Zero Leiston

27/07/2020

Launching Net Zero Leiston

Over the last few months, Spring has been working with councils, consultancies and energy providers to help launch a truly unique and highly ambitious project, Net Zero Leiston. A first-of-a-kind project for a town the size of Leiston, Net Zero Leiston’s goal is to create a net zero carbon community. Stakeholders include community representatives, local...

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Blog EDF Sizewell C consultation

27/05/2020

EDF submits DCO for Sizewell C

Today, our client EDF has submitted their Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Sizewell C to the Planning Inspectorate. Sizewell C is a proposed two-reactor power station to be situated alongside the now decommissioned Sizewell A and active Sizewell B. It is a multi-billion pound project for which we have delivered the public planning consultation...

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21/05/2020

Spring puts some Zoom into Southwold businesses

We hosted a Zoom workshop for businesses local to our studio in southwold yesterday, helping them adapt and thrive. Southwold is a wonderful seaside town that’s a real, working town too. Not just because of its busy brewery and distillery that employs hundreds of locals, but also by the wealth of really interesting independent traders...

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29/04/2020

Changing Times: Top 5 Tips for consultation and engagement

Nearly all of the points below are things that any business should always be doing to undertake meaningful consultation or engagement. within the current context, it is critical that you reflect and adapt.   1 – Not business as usual   I don’t need to tell you that these are not normal times, but it’s...

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CASE STUDY

CLIENT Broadland District Council

PROJECT Engagement: Keeping Norfolk Warm

Spring was appointed by the Warm Homes Fund to engage with residents in fuel poverty across Norfolk to encourage them to apply for grants and support around first time central heating.

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Blog Future of Water event future news

05/02/2020

No-one cares unless they’re in the thick of it. So how can you get them there?

Spring works with a lot of organisations on engagement projects, and they all want exactly the same thing. To draw people into their purpose so far that those people actively want to respond. Want to change their behaviour. Want more / less / different / truth. But that requires real emotional connection. Here is the...

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