Join the debate

Join the debate

Local Democracy Week 2017Local Democracy Week is a way of helping people to be more aware of, and more involved with, the issues that really matter in our local communities. We’re planning a week of events across Kirklees to help you learn more about local democracy. We’re keen to hear from local organisations who want to get involved:

Be part of Local Democracy Week 2017

European Local Democracy Week
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Previous events

events archive

Want to catch up on an event you missed, or take a second look? You can find out what’s already happened here – stories, webcasts & more…

Events archive

Launch eventVideos | Stories | Slides


Keep in touch

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You can also email us your comments any time:
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Reviewing the evidence

Our evidence gatheringOver 1,000 people have talked to us about local democracy in Kirklees and beyond. Thank you to everyone who has got involved so far.

  • 88 people took part in discussions at our local democracy roadshow events across Kirklees.
  • We met with the Kirklees Youth Council, Huddersfield University Students Union, partner organisations and other groups.
  • 43 witnesses gave evidence during our public inquiries and evidence gathering sessions.
  • 318 members of the Kirklees e-panel shared their views.
  • 441 Kirklees Council staff shared their views.
  • We have heard from councillors and political groups in Kirklees.
  • We have visited some other councils to learn from their experiences.
  • We’ve also received comments in writing, via social media, via our web site and by email.

We reviewed and deliberated all this evidence to help us create our report. You can look through the evidence too:

Our evidence

Our report