Notwestminster is a free event for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and anyone who is up for the challenge of making it better.
February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave 8.4 million women (and 5.6 million men) the right to vote. It is a sorry legacy that in England today only a third of us vote in local elections. Democracy is about much more than voting, but we seem increasingly unhappy with the process of how we’re governed and how much (or how little) we feel we have a stake in the decisions that affect us.
Yet we think that the stronger local democracy we all want and deserve could be just around the corner. Will you be part of Generation D?
Main event - Saturday 17th February
Our main event includes participant-led workshops, lightning talks, creative activities and lots of opportunities for making contact with others who are interested in local democracy and digital.
Fringe events – Friday 16th February
Fringe events include our Democracy Maker Day, a practical day of collaborating around challenges for local democracy. We also have a special PechaKucha Night, featuring a series of fun, quick-fire presentations from members of the Notwestminster network and our friends.
Who is it for? Everyone…
Notwestminster participants include local government officers, councillors, digital makers, active citizens, academics, young people and community organisations. If you’re interested in local democracy, citizen engagement, open data or civic tech, Notwestminster is for you.
Tickets and more info
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