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.
Here’s an overview of the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group meeting on Monday 27th January 2020 at Dewsbury Town Hall.
We’re sharing the results of our first Democracy Seekers task, which was all about what councillors do and how we can help councillors and citizens to connect.
Are you a Democracy Seeker? Our online task for October 2019 is all about councillors, with a focus on how we can make it easier for citizens to find out what our councillors do.
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.
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.
We’ve invited some of our officers and councillors to go face to face in a new series of videos.