John Astley, local author and facilitator of Exmouth community education column, writes for the Journal

Latest articles from John Astley, local author and facilitator of Exmouth community education column, writes for the Journal

John Astley: 'The making of a community'

The Journal has updated us all on the EDDC’s plans for ‘place-making’ in Exmouth, which some of you have been involved with. Is this democracy at work? Putting the needs of ‘the Town’ first?

John Astley talks about democracy and liberalism

It is clear that increasing numbers of people are frustrated by the lack of focus on meeting the very many needs of people and organisations (looking after people) in contemporary British society.

John Astley: 'Life amongst the ruins'

The pages of this newspaper and BBC TV Spotlight, for example, regularly carry tales of woe, hardship, frustration, anger and so on, about everyday life in this broken society.