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November 14, 2018

Democracy Matters – next steps

When a question is asked, answers tend to follow. The five questions posed by Democracy Matters are intended to gauge the appetite for change and for taking decision making down to a community level. The Common Weal – one of Scotland’s very few think tanks – were always going to respond. What was a surprise perhaps, was detail of their response. Their proposal for a new democratic form, the Development Council, will no doubt be chewed over as part of the next phase of Democracy Matters which kicks off this month. A unique chance to shape the future governance of Scotland beckons.


Scottish Government

As you may know, COSLA & Scottish Government are currently carrying out a joint Local Governance Review.  To round off the engagement phase, “Democracy Matters”, we will be holding a series of regional events to bring together those who have already had Democracy Matters conversations, and others who have not yet had the chance, to reflect on the emerging themes, and what these tell us about what needs to happen next.

We can now confirm dates, timings and venues across 8 areas, tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite:

We would love to see you there, and would appreciate your support in promoting these event to your networks, colleagues, friends and neighbours.

If you have any questions in the meantime do get in touch.