Our Working Group discussed Kirklees Question Time events, the changing councillor role and our work programme over the coming year.
We’re proud to be part of a democratic organisation, with councillors at the heart. That’s why we’re encouraging teams from across the council to learn more about what it means to work in a political environment.
We’d like to share a great example of a council service who are determined to be open and to invite our councillors in. It’s part of our work to put councillors at the heart of what we do.
Live or work in Fieldhead? Come and share stories about how we can best work together to make our local places better. Join in our workshop on Wednesday 19 June at Fieldhead Primary Academy.
Live or work in Ashbrow? Come and share stories about how we can best work together to make our local places better. Join in our workshop on Tuesday 18 June at The Top Club.
Growing Great Places is our new community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better.
Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Archive Service are delighted to announce that as part of the Batley 150 celebrations we’re working together to restore the remarkable document that created the Borough of Batley exactly 150 years ago.
Our Working Group discussed Civic Pathways for Young Citizens, including our work with NCS, apprenticeships and work placements, projects with schools, voter registration activities, Kirklees Youth Council and work with the University of Huddersfield.
Here’s an overview of the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group meeting on Wednesday 28th November 2018. We discussed work to improve our content about council decision-making and work to involve our young citizens in local democracy.
During Local Democracy Week 2018, we wrote an open letter to Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government and Lord Porter of Spalding, Chair of the Local Government Association about our recommendations for Government and the LGA about support for councillors. Here is the response we received from Rishi Sunak MP.