• 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%...