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The future is unwritten
Saturday 26th February 2022, from 10am to 4pm
The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Notwestminster is a free event for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and anyone who is up for the challenge of making it better.

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Do you want to write a different future for our local democracy? It’s fair to say that lots of us are going through some significant changes. Things have happened in all our lives and communities that were not in our script. But the future of our democracy is not yet written – and we can each be part of writing that story, everyday. Notwestminster is about finding the people, ideas and energy we need, so that we can grow our shared understanding of what our democracy can be, and where we can find practical ways of working together to improve our lives and local places.

If you’re up for the challenge of renewing our democracy, please join us for a day of workshops, quick-fire talks, conversations and inspiration in Huddersfield. Notwestminster is a free event and everyone is welcome to take part. All we ask is that you are interested in making our local democracy better, and willing to do something to make it happen.

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Notwestminster 2020

Do you want to be part of a kinder, more constructive and more open local democracy? If we want a more compassionate kind of democracy that matters for our everyday lives (and in which our everyday lives matter) then we can each be part of making that happen. Our sixth annual Notwestminster event was on 14th and 15th February 2020 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield. Archive links:

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Notwestminster 2020

Notwestminster 2020 | Democracy Solutions Day | PechaKucha Night



Notwestminster 2019

If we want to assemble a stronger local democracy, we all need to work together as citizens to help create it. Our fifth annual Notwestminster event was on 15th and 16th February 2019 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield.

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Notwestminster 2019

The best of Notwestminster 2019 – a compilation of our Pledges, Tweets, Pics, Videos, Words & Sounds

Notwestminster 2019 included workshops, Lightning talks, a Democracy Maker Day about deliberative democracy (hosted by Involve), a PechaKucha Night, curry, drinks and lots of opportunities for making contact with others who are interested in local democracy.



Notwestminster 2018

If we want a stronger local democracy, we all need to be part of the generation that makes it happen. Our fourth annual Notwestminster event was on 16th and 17th February 2018 at The Media Centre in Huddersfield. 

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Best of Notwestminster 2018

The best of Notwestminster 2018 – a compilation of our Pledges, Tweets, Pics, Videos, Words & Sounds

Notwestminster 2018 included a Democracy Maker Day, workshops, Lightning talks, a PechaKucha Night, creative activities to celebrate #Vote100, curry, drinks and lots of opportunities for making contact with others who are interested in local democracy.



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