What should local democracy be like in Kirklees?
Local democracy is about being part of the decisions that affect our everyday lives.
It’s about what happens on our street, in our neighbourhoods and across Kirklees.
It’s important because it affects all of us.
The Kirklees Democracy Commission are working with our citizens and others to take a health check on our local democracy. We’d like you to be part of helping to design a strong and healthy local democracy in Kirklees, for the next generation and beyond.
Join the debate
We want to know what would make your everyday experience of local democracy better. What would make it easier for you to participate in local decision-making, and what would encourage you to feel involved?
Register now for one of our local democracy roadshow events to join the debate about our three key themes: Councillors, Decision-making and Elections.
The event will include an introduction to the Democracy Commission by Dr Andrew Mycock (our independent chair) from the University of Huddersfield.
You will work in groups to answer some questions about our key themes, share ideas and say what’s important to you. There will also be a panel Question & Answer session, electronic voting on some of the issues and plenty of time for networking.
Lunch will be provided for the daytime workshops and a light buffet for the evening workshops.
Choose the 'Select a date' button on this page to register
for one of our Huddersfield roadshow dates:
- Huddersfield roadshow - Thursday 28th July, 10am to 2pm at Huddersfield Town Hall
- Huddersfield roadshow - Wednesday 24th August, 10am to 2pm at Huddersfield Town Hall
- Huddersfield roadshow - Wednesday 24th August, 6pm to 9pm at Huddersfield Town Hall
Or you can book for Batley or Dewsbury:
- Batley roadshow - Monday 15th August, 6pm to 9pm at Batley Town Hall
- Dewsbury roadshow - Monday 15th August, 10am to 2pm at Dewsbury Town Hall
There are lots of other ways to take part too. Look out for our e-panel survey or join the debate online. There will be opportunities for online participation alongside every event, including a series of public inquiries which will be webcast.