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.
The Creating Kirklees project from West Yorkshire Archive Service will make thousands of never-before-seen archives available for you to explore, thanks to a £40k award from The National Archives.
Could you organise an online event or safe activity in your local place during October 2020 that helps people to get involved in our local democracy Or do you have a story to share?
We’re excited to introduce our two pilot high schools for our new Democracy Friendly Schools programme.
Here’s an overview of the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group meeting on Monday 9th March 2020 at Batley Town Hall.
Here’s an overview of the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group meeting on Monday 27th January 2020 at Dewsbury Town Hall.
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?