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« Kirklees » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « Partner city »

We’re growing a stronger local democracy in Kirklees, from the ground up. Our work is based on the learning and recommendations of the Kirklees Democracy Commission. We explored what a vibrant local democracy should look like - for the next generation and beyond - by listening to and learning from our citizens. Our report 'Growing a Stronger Local Democracy' is based on a year of evidence-based research and debate, involving over 1,000 people. Based on what we have learned from our citizens and others, we made 48 recommendations for strengthening local democracy in Kirklees. We have since made active citizenship a shared strategic priority and have involved almost 10,000 citizens in activities to shape their local place. We have also established a pioneering Democracy Friendly Schools programme to help children and young people learn about - and be an active part of - local democracy. We’re working with engaged citizens, harnessing digital technology and culture, helping people to understand the councillor role and to connect with their councillors, improving decision making and electoral engagement, and giving local people a voice in regional devolution.

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We’re growing a stronger local democracy in Kirklees, from the ground up. Our work is based on the learning and recommendations of the Kirklees Democracy Commission. We explored what a vibrant local democracy should look like - for the next generation and beyond - by listening to and learning from our citizens. Our report 'Growing a Stronger Local Democracy' is based on a year of evidence-based research and debate, involving over 1,000 people. Based on what we have learned from our citizens and others, we made 48 recommendations for strengthening local democracy in Kirklees. We have since made active citizenship a shared strategic priority and have involved almost 10,000 citizens in activities to shape their local place. We have also established a pioneering Democracy Friendly Schools programme to help children and young people learn about - and be an active part of - local democracy. We’re working with engaged citizens, harnessing digital technology and culture, helping people to understand the councillor role and to connect with their councillors, improving decision making and electoral engagement, and giving local people a voice in regional devolution.

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Partner(s) :

Batley 150, Batley Poets, Batley Smile, Batley History Group, National Association of Local Councils, University of Huddersfield, Kirklees schools, Kirklees College, Kirklees Youth Council, Kirklees Museums, The Media Centre Huddersfield,, Meltham Town Council, Huddersfield Students' Union, Marsden Community Trust, One Community Foundation, Third Sector Leaders Kirklees, Natural Kirklees, Shelley Village Association, Honley Business Association, Honley Village Trust, Honley Civic Society, Honley

Activity referring to the leading theme "Protecting the Environment: Local Communities Take Action"

Local Democracy Week 2022 in Kirklees

Local places across Kirklees and online
From 31/10/2022 to 31/10/2022

The contents of this web page are published under the responsibility of Kirklees www.democracycommission.org.uk

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