Actions and Detail Panel
Devon United - Doing Democracy Differently
Tue 4 October 2016, 18:00 – 21:30 BST
For our launch event on 4 October we will be joined by Paul Hilder, co-founder of www.OpenDemocracy.net, 38 Degrees and Crowdpac, and former global campaigns director for Avaaz and www.Change.org We have asked him to share his insights on how people can make real change happen.
We will also be joined by Indra Adnan who is the director of Soft Power http://softpowernetwork.ning.com/ and an associate member of Compass.
We are fed up with our communities being sidelined by our councils and having no voice in the decisions that affect us. We are being ignored about the loss of our community hospitals, care units and services for our young people. We have no voice in planning decisions that see enormous estates being built around our small country towns. Towns that do not have the infrastructure to cope and houses that are unaffordable to local people. We are not being consulted over Devolution. Enough is enough.
Because we care about our Devon communities we are taking action so that we can elect accountable, transparent and open County Councillors to represent our views at next year’s County Council elections in May 2017.
At the event we will discuss how we would like our politicians to operate, how we can identify the best candidates and support them to stand and how we can work together to campaign and organise in our communities to make plans and find inspiration to make our county work for everyone.