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Aylesbury

Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, situated approximately 60 km north west of London and presently has an estimated population of about 60,000. Aylesbury Town Council is the first tier of local government and is closest to the community, representing the electorate through 25 elected councillors in a total of 13 electoral wards. The Council provides local services including allotments, the town cemetery, holds the mayoral office, produces a programme of annual public events to promote the town and awards grants to local community groups. In addition, the Council undertakes devolved services from the County Council, provides hanging baskets, planters and floral beds each year in the Aylesbury in Bloom promotion and also directly manages a childrens' play-centre. Aylesbury is twinned with Bourg-en-Bresse (France). The Council also recognises the importance of engaging with young people and has established the Aylesbury Town Youth Council, now in its third year.

Chesterfield Borough Council

In Chesterfield, every year our Democratic and Scrutiny Team engage with as many local primary and secondary schools as possible. We encourage discussions on local, national and international issues and introduce all ages to democracy by running mock ballots, holding debates, having tours of council buildings and arranging question time-style panels, all with the support of our local councillors. Facebook: @ChesterfieldBoroughCouncil Twitter: @ChesterfieldBC

Kirklees

We're working with our citizens and others to grow a stronger local democracy in Kirklees, from the ground up. We'd like you to be part of it. The Kirklees Democracy Commission made 48 recommendations about strengthening our local democracy. Citizens and partners are welcome to get involved in our practical work to make it happen. Please come along to our events, join our email list to keep in touch, or follow us on twitter.

Malvern Hills

Facebook: MalvernHillsUK Twitter: MalvernHills_DC Instagram: malvernhillsdistrictcouncil

Merton TV

Merton.TV - Keeping An Eye In Merton. Community broadcasting of local Council meetings and events. By the community for the community.