We’re inviting Kirklees citizens to be the first to hear some of the findings and recommendations of the Kirklees Democracy Commission.
The Commission are working with citizens and others to shape what a strong and healthy local democracy will look like in Kirklees for the next generation and beyond. We began with a series of Local Democracy Roadshow events, where we heard valuable experiences and ideas from local citizens.
We’ve been continuing to gather evidence since, getting answers to your questions, finding out about what’s worked elsewhere and hearing suggestions about how we can create a stronger local democracy. We have heard evidence from over 1,000 people as part of this work. We now want to share some of what we’ve learned along the way.
We’re holding two special preview events so that our citizens can hear some of what we’ve learned, ahead of our draft report being debated at a full Council meeting (where all Kirklees councillors will take part).
Register for one of our preview evenings
Please register now if you’d like to take part in one of our preview evenings:
Our preview evenings will include an update on our work so far, ideas about practical things that we could try out in local communities, and a Question and Answer session with our Commissioners. There will be a light buffet available and refreshments.
If you’re an active citizen, or if you’d like to be, and you’re interested in making our local democracy stronger, these events are definitely for you. Please also feel free to pass this invitation on to others you know who might like to take part.
About our report
We’re writing our draft report and recommendations now. We’ll be including our findings about councillors, elections, decision-making, devolution, active citizens and networks.
The final content of the Kirklees Democracy Commission report will be agreed by local councillors, so this is still a work in progress and nothing has been decided yet. But we want to share some ideas with you at these events, give you an opportunity to ask more questions, and find out what practical ways of doing things differently you might be interested in trying out where you live.
If you’d like to review any of the evidence for yourself, here’s a full index of all the evidence that we’ve gathered: