In our final activity for Local Democracy Week 2020, we talked with young people aged 15 to 17 about life during lockdown and beyond, about things they’d like to change in their local place, getting to know our councillors and planning social action.
We’re offering a safe and flexible one hour session that will help children and young people to learn what local councillors do, share how they feel about life in their local place right now, and explore opportunities to work together with councillors on community projects.
Our thanks to the staff and pupils of Hillside Primary School and to the Newsome ward councillors, who were the first to try out our new style “Meet your councillors” session in October as part of Local Democracy Week 2020.
We were really pleased to be able to work with the NCS leaders at Huddersfield Giants Community Trust to help 35 young people learn about, and get involved in, local democracy.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation supported young people to try out one of our Everyday democracy activities as part of this Summer’s NCS Keep Doing Good programme.
The Holme Valley Sharing Memories Group in Holmfirth have run a successful Growing Great Places crowdfunding campaign to bring people together at a time when social contact has never been so important.
Life in lockdown has made the importance of our local venues, and of ways that we can connect with each other, even clearer. Sensory World in Dewsbury want to create a new Sensory Garden for socialising and making new friends.
We’re supporting citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Come along to a free online crowdfunding workshop to find out how Growing Great Places can help you to get a great idea off the ground in your community.
A small group of dedicated citizens in East Bierley are crowdfunding to help look after a special local place.
Many more of us have come to realise just how vital our local green spaces such as parks and woodlands can be for our health and wellbeing, and for our sense of belonging. We’re pleased to be able to join local people in pledging our support to a new outdoor classroom in Caulms Wood near Dewsbury.