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Democracy Seekers: What do councillors do?

Wish it was easier to find out about local issues and decisions that affect you? Want to help improve our local democracy? Please join us for the first event in this year’s Local Democracy Week programme.

Democracy Seekers get-togethers are informal discussions and workshops, open to anyone who is interested in helping to grow a stronger local democracy here in Kirklees.

At this session we’ll be talking about councillors, with a focus on how we can make it easier for citizens to find out what our councillors do. You’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences and ideas.

We’ll be asking:

  • What do you want and expect from your councillor?

  • How do you find out what your councillors do?

  • And how could councillors make better use of digital tools to connect with us?

The session will be opened by Cllr Cathy Scott, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for Housing and Democracy.

What we learn together during the session will be shared with the Kirklees Democracy Commission Working Group, and will help to inform our ongoing work to strengthen our local democracy.

We’re meeting in Café Ollo at The Media Centre. You are welcome to come along any time from 5pm onwards. The session will begin at 5.30pm. A selection of hot and cold drinks and some snacks will be available before and during the session.