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• Despite toxic political climate nearly two third (57%) of Brits know and trust their neighbours

• Community Spirit Index from Power to Change reveals importance of community businesses in shaping positive communities across England

We’re living in divisive times - but Brits say their sense of community spirit is alive and well and helping rebuild fractured neighbourhoods.

The newly-released Community Spirit Index from independent trust Power to Change shows how community-run events and businesses are driving change and providing vital support in UK towns and cities, despite the divisive political climate.

The report, released to launch Community Business Weekend (16-19 May), highlights cities where neighbourhood working is strongest and reveals that despite a polarised political landscape, at a local level the majority of us (57%) know and trust our neighbours.

Leeds comes out top of the index, with 70%...

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