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2In this Schedule the following terms shall have the following meanings—E+W

  • local services” includes, but is not restricted to, retail outlets, public houses, banks, health facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies, legal services, social housing, post offices, schools, public eating places, leisure facilities and open spaces;

  • local food economy” means a system of producing, processing and trading primarily organic forms of food production, where the activity is largely contained in the area or region where the food was produced;

  • “local jobs” mean—

    (a)

    jobs in companies or organisations that in the opinion of the appropriate authority will spend a significant proportion of their turnover in the locality of the place of operation; and

    (b)

    jobs which are held by people living within 30 miles of that job;

  • mutual aid” means actions or initiatives by people in the community to improve services or provisions for themselves and other persons in the community;

  • product miles” means the total distance produce is transported from the place of growth or production to the place of consumption;

  • social inclusion” means the opportunity for all people resident in any area to play an equal role in the economic, social and civic life of the area;

  • local democracy” means the ability to participate, by means of voting at elections or otherwise, in decision-making that is as local as practicable to people's place of residence; and

  • community health and well-being” means the degree to which persons resident in an area identify with that area and receive an increased quality of life as a result of the nature and the environment of the area.

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