Public Square

Public Square is an action-research programme to understand how citizens can be more involved in making local decisions.

We are working with councils, residents, and councillors in four places in the UK to understand how they can improve their local democracies.

Led by mySociety and The Democratic Society – and funded by Luminate. We will use a variety of new approaches, including digital tools, and new ways of doing democracy, to help these places tackle a local democracy challenge.

What we learn will help us to offer practical help for others to improve local democracy. We'll be sharing in guides, playbooks and other publicly available resources in the near future.

Want to find out more about Public Square?

We know that Public Square is part of a bigger whole. If you are interested in talking to us you can email our programme team.

If you’d like to follow the Public Square programme, you can:

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9th July 2020

Catch-up: Watch Back Our Event, Co-Production in 2020

A massive thank you to those who were able to join us for Public Square’s event Co-Production in 2020 – Democracy in Action, yesterday. Watch the webinar and follow the fascinating discussions in your own time. If you missed it, not to worry! We’ve shared a recording of the event on our website here alongside a record of the chat transcript. Grab a drink, put your feet up and enjoy. We will be adding subtitles to the YouTube video below very shortly.    Post-event Reflections We are working on pulling together some key reflections and insight to share with the

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