Angela Fell

Angela has more than 30 years experience of working alongside and within communities and neighbourhoods. She is in favour of asset based community development and community health and wealth building. She enjoys being alongside citizens who want to rekindle the seven community functions. She does this as an associate of Nurture Development. Angela is also in favour of the ideas that Hilary Cottam presents in Radical Help. She tested out those ideas working alongside families within a Wigan community that she spent her early years living in, and her teenage years getting up to mischief in. Her insights from this period and her experience of system change from within a system led to her leaving the system and setting up RIPEN. She believes that it’s time for a new narrative and the rekindling of neighbourhood democracy. The older and wiser that she becomes she notices that institutional leaders come and go. The only thing that does remain constant are the citizens, the people who live there and that is why she is in favour of neighbourhood democracy. Angela is also in favour of time with family, friendship, Jimmy the motorhome, being in nature, citizen led action, social justice, a good cup of coffee and her home town of Wigan. You can read more of Angela's story here:

Flourishing Neighborhoods

This short speech was given at an event that Local Trust ran in partnership with the Big Tent Ideas Festival on Levelling up ‘left behind’ Britain – the importance of a hyper-local focus in April 2021. Angela Fell was invited to speak on behalf...

Reclaiming Citizen Power: Angela Fell

Angela Fell has her feet in the soil of Wigan, UK. In this straight-talking conversation we name the disconnect from real life and community we see in the patterns and behaviour of our 'democratic' systems and the institutions, large...