Here’s our timeline of what’s happening when:
July to August 2016 – Local democracy roadshows
We held sessions in different parts of Kirklees, where residents and interest groups could come along, get involved in the debate and share ideas. People also contributed online and we began gathering evidence from other organisations.
September to October 2016 – Public inquiries
We held 27 public inquiries where we heard from expert witnesses and considered all the evidence that we’ve gathered so far. These sessions were webcast wherever possible and people also joined the debate online.
November to December 2016 – Group discussions
We gathered further evidence through a series of discussions with political groups, partner organisations, Kirklees Youth Council and newly elected councillors.
January to February 2017 – Deliberations
We’re deliberating all the evidence that we’ve gathered, from over 1,000 participants.
March 2017 – Report writing
We’ll create a report and recommendations, based on everything that we’ve learned.
April 2017 – Sharing our recommendations
We’ll share our draft report and recommendations with participants. We’ll hold two public events. We’ll then publish our report and our recommendations will be considered by Kirklees councillors at the Full Council meeting on 26th April 2017.
June 2017 – Promoting our work more widely
We’ll hold an event to share our work with other regional and national organisations.