Get involved

We want to turn our discussions around local democracy and digital into some practical tools and techniques that we can all use to make democracy work better for us.
Want to help make it happen? Here are 6 ways to get involved:

1. Come along to our events

Notwestminster 2017 is in Huddersfield on 10th & 11th February 2017.

2. Do a Design Experiment for Local Democracy

Design 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. Please get in touch if you’d like to be part of it.

3. Work on our Design Challenges

Through our work so far, we’ve developed a series of Design Challenges for Local Democracy. We’d love to hear from you if you’re already working on any of these issues, or if you’d like to collaborate to help develop new ways of doing things.

4. Develop something from our Ideas Bazaar

Our Notwestminster events include an Ideas Bazaar where we share practical ideas that we can work on together, based on our discussions during the event. Have a look at the video clips and info from our Ideas Bazaar 2016.

We shared 48 ideas for redesigning local democracy at our first event in 2015 that you might like to have a look at too. You might find something to spark your interest.

Please let us know about anything this inspires you to do, or anything you’ve already done.

5. Join our #notwestminster network

Sign up to our network to hear about the latest ways to get involved.

6. Keep in touch via twitter

You can find our ongoing conversations by following #notwestminster or @LDBytes on twitter. Please join in 🙂