A Notwestminster 2019 workshop from Vina Randhawa
In this workshop you’ll find out about a tool called the “Place Standard”. This is a way of helping to get conversations going about any place (it could be your street, neighbourhood or town), by using some simple questions. The Place Standard allows you to think about the physical elements of a place (for example its buildings, spaces, and transport links) as well as the social aspects (for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making).
The Place Standard is already widely used in Scotland, to help citizens and organisations talk about their places. Last summer it was tested out in the Golcar area of Huddersfield (where Notwestminster is taking place), and it will soon be used in other places in Kirklees.
Come and discover more about the Place Standard and talk about how we can use it as a tool for bringing citizens together in the places that matter to us most.
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Area and Neighbourhood Manager, Democracy Service, Kirklees Council
Vina has over 25 years’ experience in local government. She started her career as a community development practitioner supporting, enabling and empowering citizens. Her passion for genuine citizen engagement and co-production has never wavered and led her to discover the Place Standard, developed in Scotland, which now forms part of Kirklees Council’s new approach to citizen engagement. Vina is currently leading on delivering Place Standard engagement to facilitate conversations between communities, different sectors and decision makers to improve quality of life, and she is keen to share the journey so far…
Our local democracy is a shared endeavour, often a shared frustration, but above all a shared hope. Notwestminster is about finding the people, ideas and energy we need, so that we can use our skills and experiences for a common purpose.
Together we have what we need to assemble a stronger local democracy. Are you up for the challenge? Please join us.