Conversation happen where the people are

I’m often advising councils that conversations happen in the community and they can’t force them to happen where they want them to happen. We’ve suffered from this in the past couple of days.  Having posted a 3 minute video about I’m a Councillor on YouTube we were keeping our fingers Read more…

Who’s playing this year?

There’s still several months to go before Local Democracy Week and the final deadline for signing up for I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here!, but we’ve got a record-breaking 24 councils signed up so far – a lot of them returners from last year, who we’re glad to Read more…

I’m a Councillor…2006 going, going, gone live

I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here 2006! has gone live in Scotland already this year.  Dumfries & Galloway Council’s event has been live all week.  On October 9th a further 33 councils from all over the UK will go live too. We’re covering all four corners this year.  Read more…

Fountain of Youth for Councillors

The LGA’s first magazine are hopefully running an article in September about what it is like to participate in I’m a Councillor from a councillr’s perspective.  In pulling together some material for the article I came across this quote from Cllr Pat Todd in Canterbury. "I found the experience rejuvenating. Read more…

Too many Schools interested in IAC

It put a huge smile on my face when Cumbria County Council phoned us up today to say that they want to participate in I’m a Councillor, Get me out of here, and that they’ve had 66 schools interested in taking part, out of which they had to choose 20.

I support Local Democracy

The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed a little extra eye-candy today.  This site now sports a bright yellow button that links through to the page showing how people can get involved in the Local Democracy Campaign. The aim is to get as many people displaying the button as possible.  Read more…

Local Democracy Campaign

The Local Democracy Campaign kicks is being officially launched on Monday 27th February in the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons. We’ll have the pleasure of hearing three MP: Ed Miliband, Charles Hendry and Sarah Teather and hopefully the Solent People’s Theatre singing one of their ditties from  "Who Read more…

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