Our Working Group discussed our new role profile for Kirklees Councillors, protocols for officers and councillors working together, and the ‘Growing a stronger youth council’ report.
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.
Our “Growing a stronger youth council” report shares what young people told us about having a voice, getting involved in community life, and how we can help them to grow the skills, confidence and connections that they want, in the way that they want.
Could you organise an event or activity anywhere in Kirklees during October 2019 that helps people to get involved in our local democracy?
Our Working Group discussed Kirklees Question Time events, the changing councillor role and our work programme over the coming year.
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.
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.
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.