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Notwestminster 2017

If we want a stronger local democracy, we all need to get involved in making it happen – wherever we are. Notwestminster is about finding the people, ideas and energy we need, so that we can do something practical to improve local democracy where we are. Join us in Huddersfield on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th February 2017 to get involved. We’re open for workshop ideas now and we are looking for sponsorship. Please email us at notwestminster@gmail.com to request a sponsorship pack.

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Notwestminster 2017


Want to do a Design Experiment for Local Democracy?

Centre for Public Scrutiny and NotwestminsterDesign Experiments for Local Democracy is a practical programme for local democracy advocates. We are encouraging people to rapidly test and evaluate new ways of doing local democracy, and we’re supporting each other in doing this.  

The programme is co-ordinated by the Notwestminster network and the Centre for Public Scrutiny. We’re looking for people who want to get involved in trying a democracy experiment in their area. You can Sign up now.

Notwestminster 2016

Our second “We’re not in Westminster any more” event was on 12th and 13th February 2016 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield. It included a Local Democracy Maker Day, workshops, Lightning talks, a PechaKucha Night, creative activities, curry, drinks and lots of opportunities for making contact with others who are interested in local democracy.

Ideas BazaarParticipants | Lightning talks | Workshops

Notwestminster 2016 the difficult second album

Best of Notwestminster 2016 – a compilation of our Blogs, Photos, Videos, Slides, Notes & Sounds

Maker Days

What we did at our Local Democracy Maker Day

What we did at our Local Democracy Maker Day #LDMaker15
Our most recent Maker Day was on Friday 12th February 2016 in Huddersfield. 

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#notwestminster is a network for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and for anyone who is up for a challenge.
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