The Municipal Enquiry initiative has been made possible by a £6000 development grant from the Andrew Wainwright Trust.


The Municipal Enquiry team is:

Frances Northrop, who is a community led economic development specialist, is currently an Associate Fellow at the New Economics Foundation and part of the Save Latin Village campaign as well as a Director of Atmos Totnes. Frances has a long-track record of working on initiatives and campaigns across the UK - in both a personal and professional capacity - including working with the Guardians of the Arches and East End Trades Guild on actions to support independent business and with community organisations pushing for change in their places.

Nick Mahony, who is a freelance social researcher specialising in participatory democracy and participatory research. Nick formerly worked as a researcher and teacher at The Open University and more recently has worked with the Centenary Commission on Adult Education, Lawrence & Wishart, Selby Centre, Arts Council Wales and UCL Institute of Education. Nick is currently also Co-Chair of the Raymond Williams Foundation and co-organiser of the Movement for Cultural Democracy.