Meet the Notwestminster gang
The Notwestminster network brings people together to create and share new ideas for doing local democracy. It’s for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and for anyone who is up for the challenge of making it better. We aim to turn our discussions around local democracy into some practical tools and techniques that we can all use to make democracy work better for us. Our volunteers organise an annual Notwestminster event each February in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, which is the UK’s default unconference style event for all things local democracy.
Follow us on twitter @Notwestminster or email us at Notwestminster@gmail.com
Carl is an innovator in local democracy, with over 30 years experience of working closely with elected councillors in the fields of policy and governance.. He retired as Head of Democracy at Kirklees Council in 2021. Carl has a passion for local democracy and is fascinated by the opportunities presented by supporting and promoting democracy in a digital age. He is particularly interested in trust, compassion and kindness in democracy, social justice, citizen-led democracy, participation and reciprocity.
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I believe that democracy happens where you are – and you make it happen. I help people to use all kinds of technology to have a voice, listen to others and get things done in their neighbourhoods. My work for Kirklees Democracy involves citizen engagement, digital engagement and young citizens I’m also a local food grower, heritage campaigner, writer and artist. I believe that, between us, we have everything we need. We’re growing a stronger local democracy, from the ground up.
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