We are inviting you to have your say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.
Find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team and discuss your views and ideas about how we can bring decision making to a community level. This is a free informal workshop style event.
Join us in Lerwick for the latest in our programme of events across the country
Since May this year the organisations behind the Local Governance Review have been encouraging community groups to hold Democracy Matters conversations with communities of place and interest across the country. The outcomes of these conversations are being gathered and will ensure that the outcomes of the review focus on what local people have identified.
To round off this engagement phase we committed to holding a series of regional events to bring together those who have already had Democracy Matters conversations and those new to the conversation to share and discuss the feedback we have received so far.
What is the Local Governance Review?
Scottish Government and COSLA jointly launched the Local Governance Review to consider how powers, responsibilities and resources are shared across national and local government and with communities.
The aim is to strengthen local democracy to improve outcomes in local communities, grow Scotland’s economy for everyone’s benefit, and ensure local communities have more say about how public services in their area are run.
More info: www.gov.scot/democracymatters
Who is this event for?
This event is free and open to everyone! All welcome, whether you’re an interested member of the public, working professional or a student. We encourage everyone to take part and share their ideas, but feel free to say as little or as much as you like.
*In order to ensure a fair representation, we are limiting numbers to 2 representatives from each community group per session
What will happen on the day?
Full agenda to follow
Buffet lunch/dinner will be provided
Accessibility and Questions
The venue is fully accessible, please get in touch if you have any questions or need more information.
We will try to accommodate any requirements you have to make attending this event as easy as possible for you, such as BSL interpreters, personal assistants, accessible materials (let us know your preference) and we will try to make any reasonable adjustments to make this event easy for you to take part in.
Please let us know in advance if you would like us to try to meet any requirements either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jen on 0131 244 0965 or 07881 036 923. Feel free to drop us a line with any questions!
Other Regional Events taking place:
20th November – Edinburgh
21st November – Dundee
22nd November – Aberdeen
26th November: Irvine
28th November – Inverness
28th November – Lerwick
29th November – Glasgow
5th December Oban (afternoon)
5th December Oban (evening)
Can’t make it? Submit an idea online here: https://www.ideas.gov.scot/