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« SURREY County Council » 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 »

Takes part in the ELDW with the aim of:

Better involve citizens in public life and interacte with local authorities

How did you know about ELDW ?

Thanks to other local/regional authorities

Between the 15th and 19th October, Surrey County Council will taking part in ‘European Local Democracy Week’, a Europe-wide event that aims to foster knowledge of local democracy and promote the idea of democratic participation at a local level.

Surrey is one of England’s ‘home counties’ and benefits from a number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the most wooded County in England and was recently host to the Olympic Cycle Road Race and Time Trail events. Surrey is also set to become the best connected County with the UK, having recently agreed a deal with BT to provide superfast broadband to the majority of its residents. This is projected to boost the Surrey economy [......]

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Between the 15th and 19th October, Surrey County Council will taking part in ‘European Local Democracy Week’, a Europe-wide event that aims to foster knowledge of local democracy and promote the idea of democratic participation at a local level.

Surrey is one of England’s ‘home counties’ and benefits from a number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the most wooded County in England and was recently host to the Olympic Cycle Road Race and Time Trail events. Surrey is also set to become the best connected County with the UK, having recently agreed a deal with BT to provide superfast broadband to the majority of its residents. This is projected to boost the Surrey economy by £30 million a year.

The Council has organised engagement events as part of European Local Democracy Week including informal question & answer sessions at local schools with County Councillors, and sessions for County Council staff that will promote political awareness within the organisation. These activities will aim to raise people’s understanding of their elected local representatives and promote engagement in the democratic process.

Surrey has a high level of community activity with more than 20,000 people volunteering for thousands of volunteer groups on a regular basis. Community engagement is of significant value to the residents of Surrey and the activities taking place in the County as part of European Local Democracy Week will aim promote this trend.

If you would like any further information in relation to the European Local Democracy Week events taking place in Surrey, please contact Surrey County Council’s Democratic Services Team on 020 8541 9122.

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