|Who can join LFB?
Anyone who wants to be a part of fixing Britain can join us. Young
and old, rich and poor, makes no difference.
|How much does it cost
Currently membership is free.
What would I be doing?
What do you fancy? The problem space is vast, and the kinds of
work we do are very varied. We will find plenty to fit your
preferences. The amount and type of work you do is of course
determined by you. There are two kinds of involvement.
- If you want to work as part of the LFB internal organisation,
then we need typists, researchers, web designers, database people,
legal people, marketing people, strategic thinkers, creative geniuses,
gifted managers, campaign co-ordinators, journalists, branch managers,
and many many pairs-of-hands for all kinds of daily work.
- If you want to be a volunteer on any of the projects we run,
then the list is endless - from dredging ditches to hospital visits.
|What's in it for me?
Well, of course, your place in heaven will be secured! But that aside,
you'll gain the satisfaction of working to make things better for
us all. You may play a very active part in setting right some long-standing
wrongs. You'll be exploring new ideas with exciting new friends. You
may work in new areas and learn new skills. You might be able showcase
your work in ways which can launch your career to new heights or in
|How is Let's Fix Britain
Currently it isn't. Everything is done on a voluntary basis, and money
for the web site and office overhead is donated by the members. We
may continue in this way, but we're also looking into funding alternatives.
|Is Let's Fix Britain
Not yet, and possibly not ever. It's not clear if we can become a
charity. We're considering our options.
|Are all your members volunteers?
Most of us are volunteers, thrilled to be making a positive
difference to the UK. Members also grow new skills, make new
friends and gain new experiences whilst working with us. Our
high profile may give members useful exposure when it comes
to looking for paid work elsewhere. For the future, we think
that some member will have part-time or full-time jobs, for
which they receive payment.
How are you organised?
Our web site forms an important centre of communications
for us all, but we are an organisation - not just a web site.
We are organised regionally, but we interact nationally through
meetings, e-mail, phone, etc. to co-ordinate the work we do.
We are also organised topically. With many areas of interest
to work in, and new ones waiting in the wings,
we can always find work to suit the interests and abilities of our
|What issues do you work
We work on the issues we choose, and the scope is huge, touching
any aspect of life in Britain. Examples might be litter in the
countryside, national air pollution, free childcare, poor service
from a national chain store, efficiency in local government,
or improved care for the elderly. Issues may be national, and
ongoing, or regional and time-limited. If it's making Britain
worse, then it's probably up for grabs.
|What exactly do you do?
That depends on the issue at hand, and the amount of work we can
invest. Broadly, "making it better" will be our goal - which
we'll accomplish by applying our resources to the problem.
What about existing charities & help
We will avoid reinventing any wheels or duplicating good
work done elsewhere. We try to cultivate positive, collaborative
relationships with existing organisations,
and we'll have a large directory of organisations on our
web site. Our role might be as simple as to direct interested
people to the appropriate organisations.
We might also offer temporary manpower, or financial, or
other assistance, or have our members become permanent
of those organisations.
Where no organisation exists, we may decide to form one.
That organisation may then become autonomous or remain integrated
|Is Lets Fix Britain
Are you in favour of equal opportunity?
Yes. We believe the rights and opportunities granted to any
citizen should be available to all citizens.
Who founded Let's Fix Britain?
Chris is a 44 year old honours graduate. He spent 20 years
in the IT industry, ultimately as European IT manager
part of EDS - a large American multi-national, then left
to become self-employed. He has since dabbled in local
been a freelance lecturer, has developed several successful
e-commerce web sites, (including an adult shop!), and
life coach and management mentor and consultant.
He has long been very disappointed with the complacent incompetence,
apathy and protectionism that is so widespread in public and private
service organisations. The poor service they deliver to average
citizens is scandalous, and there's no sign that anything currently
existing, is going to change things for the better any time soon.
He founded Let's Fix Britain to address this shortfall.
|Why isn't my question answered
Please contact us.
We'll answer your question, and perhaps add it to our FAQ.
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