Local Democracy Week

Local Democracy Week takes place every year and aims to raise awareness about local government and encourage interest in local politics.

The theme for 2023 is

“Local communities putting democratic resilience at the forefront.”

Do you know all the different ways you can have your say and make a difference to your local area?

To find out more about what we can do for you and how you can have your say in local decision-making, you can:

Get involved and help out in your area by joining your local residents association or community group. Contact a member of the Council’s Community Development Team for more information.

These are ways we currently engage with our citizens and as you can see, democratic participation takes many forms.  Perhaps you think there are other ways we could engage with citizens, if so please let us know.  You can do this by contacting us on

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