We’re supporting citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Come along to a free online crowdfunding workshop to find out how Growing Great Places can help you to get a great idea off the ground in your community.
Our everyday local democracy is about working with our citizens and organisations in our local places. That’s what we’ve been continuing to do over the past eight weeks. Just in a different way from what any of us were expecting. So on what would have been local election day, we wanted to take a few minutes let you know that we’re still with you.
We’re excited to introduce our two pilot high schools for our new Democracy Friendly Schools programme.
Our Working Group discussed Place Based Working in Kirklees.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s an overview of the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group meeting on Wednesday 24th October 2018.