Events - democracy

The views and opinions of local people play an important part in shaping the services provided by the council. Taking part in local democracy is an effective way of influencing what happens to you, your neighbours and your community.

The council is continually looking for ways to engage with people who live, work and learn in the borough and to raise public awareness of the opportunities to find out about and to influence decision making.

Events related to local democracy are held throughout the year to allow people to become more familiar with the council and democratic process. Some of our past events have included:

  • attendance at citizenship ceremony events
  • a young persons debate 'What is important to me?'
  • school visits to the council offices and to meet with the Mayor
  • young people shadowing key public figures around the council

To find out more please visit our Promoting Local Democracy blog.

Mod.gov app

This app is a great way to keep in touch with key decisions that are being taken by the council that may affect you or your local area. It gives you information on all the reports and decisions being taken by local councillors at key council committees. It also enables you to subscribe to particular committees so that new documents will automatically be downloaded to your device.

The Mod.gov app is available to download in the iTunes App store or from Google Play.

Local Democracy Week - 9th to 15th October 2017

Local Democracy Week is a pan-European event which aims to raise awareness of the democratic process and foster democratic participation at a local level.

The council hopes to raise awareness of how local authorities operate and encourage those living, working and studying in Bracknell Forest to make the most of the opportunities available for taking part in decision-making at a local level.

Previous events have included local schools visiting the council chamber, ‘why vote’ debates, local democracy games and meeting the Mayor.

For further information or if your school would like to be involved, please email emma.young@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or call the Member Services Team on 01344 352269.

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