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The Voice of the Councillor

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Huddersfield Town Hall

Corporation Street

Huddersfield

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This free event is an opportunity to discover, debate and learn about what councillors are doing nationwide to develop their roles and be catalysts for change in their communities.

Members of the Councillor Commission will share the findings of their report about councillors and their changing role. The Voice of the Councillor report is based on the experiences of over 300 councillors, who explained the changes they would like to see in order to best fulfil their roles in their local areas.

In addition, the Kirklees Democracy Commission will be sharing some of the findings from our landmark report: Growing a stronger local democracy, based on a year of evidence-gathering and debate in which over 1,000 people participated. Our report covers all aspects of local democracy, but you'll particularly hear our findings and recommendations about councillors at this event.

We know that councillors nationwide are working in a shifting and complex environment. Councillors have to meet these challenges head on - but they need support, resources and power to be able to do so.

At the event, you'll hear what councillors are already doing to develop their roles and positively change their communities. We'll also explore ways of making sure that councillors are empowered to be catalysts for change in the future.


​Who is it for?

This free event is designed for councillors and local government officers, particularly those who are in roles such as community development, member development and democratic services. Anyone who is interested in hearing about this research is also very welcome to take part. We hope it will help you to progress local leadership in your area.


Programme for the day


10am
Registration and time to e
xplore our information stalls.

10.30am
Welcome from Kirklees Democracy Commission.

10.35am
Outline of the Councillor Commission findings by
Professor Colin Copus (Local Governance Research Unit, De Montfort University).

11.10am
Best practice workshops, first session.

Run by:

  • The Councillor Commission
  • Kirklees Democracy Commission
  • Test Valley Borough Council

12 noon
Best practice workshops, second session.

12.50pm
Lunch and networking.

1.35pm
Best practice workshops, third session.

2.25pm
Q&A session and feedback from the workshops. We'll discuss ways to take forward the recommendations of ‘The Voice of the Councillor' report.

3.30 pm
Event closes.


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