Action Network is a BBC website which aims to offer people an easy and powerful way of getting involved in and improving their local area.

    * Start small: share concerns online
    * Grow roots: find people near you
    * Branch out: make a difference in your neighbourhood

Action Network has been honoured as the top politics and internet “world changer” of the year at the World Forum on e-Democracy in Paris this week — the third year in a row it has won the award. It was also a category winner in the European e-Democracy Awards at the same event.