Residents and members of community groups in and around Derby Road in Southampton hope a new arts project will banish the bad memories of the TV programme Immigration Street. The Channel 4 series was cut short when locals protested it misrepresented their community. A new series of mosaics is intended to celebrate the diverse neighbourhood.
The Easter story is being played out in dramatic style in Poole.
The town's Passion Play has become hugely popular and features a diverse cast, drawn from across the community.
Amateur and professional actors are performing alongside people who have been homeless or recovered from addiction.
We spoke to Sharon Muiuri, the artistic director.
The New Forest National Park Authority has set out how it involves the local community in its work.
The New Forest has released a new 'Statement of Community Involvement' which sets out how people can get involved in the Authority's work.
A wide range of methods are already used to involve and update local people and groups in the New Forest, these include: regular liaison meetings with all town and parish councils within the National Park, using social media, and through eight Local Information Points across the New Forest.
The land at the back of their council flats was an eyesore. Overgrown, attracting fly tippers and vandals. Today, it is a community garden where children play and families grow vegetables.
The transformation was the idea of one resident with a love of gardening who persuaded the council to provide practical and financial help. It has been so successful that people in other parts of Southampton have been inspired to tackle their own derelict areas.
Kerry Swain has been following their project since the beginning and has this special report.
They stepped in to run their local pub when it closed but now it could be turned into a supermarket. The Medway Queen in Chatham has been declared a community asset. It means the locals have been given time to prove it's a viable business. Tom Savvides has the story.
Comedian, TV personality, and passionate campaigner on civic issues, Griff Rhys Jones, was in Canterbury today at the start of a four-day tour. He met the local Residents Vision Group who've compiled a plan for the City, for which Griff wrote the foreword. David Johns went to meet him.
Griff Rhys Jones has met with Canterbury Civic Society as part of his tour of Kent to encourage residents to become more involved within their communities.
TV personality Griff Rhys Jones is out and about in Kent today to encourage residents to play a bigger role within the community.
Griff is the president of campaigning group Civic Voice and wants people to have a say about the future of our neighbourhood.
Officers in Gravesham would like to hear from local charities and community organisations, who may be able to benefit from a financial contribution from the Kent Police Property Fund.
The Kent Police property fund is generated from the sale, at auction, of unclaimed lost property and items seized in police operations. The proceeds raised at these auctions are then presented to local charitable groups that work for the good of the local community.
Anyone who wishes to apply for a donation from the Kent Police Property Fund in the Gravesham area, should contact Chief Inspector Philip Painter, Kent Police, North Kent Police Station, Thames Way, Northfleet, DA11 8BD.