Weeknotes: Preparing for Glasgow Scoping Session, w/c 22nd July 2019

Headlines

  • We’re getting prepared for an intensive two days working in Glasgow with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life to develop their programme of work with Public Square – looking at scoping, decision-mapping, community engagement planning and more! 

Last week…

  • We’ve been capturing outputs from our second Calderdale co-design workshop, ready for sharing back.
  • Continuing to develop plans for the PB process in Frome, particularly thinking about online ideation and how best to sift and develop unformed ideas.

This week we will…

  • Meet with Dr Nikki Soo, Research Associate at the Crick Centre to discuss opportunities for sharing some of their research outputs on our website. Nikki might also write a blog for us about the research she is undertaking around understanding the term ‘The Public’ and we’ll share this in September – keep your eyes peeled. 
  • Have an internal synthesis session to reflect on what was heard at our co-design workshop in Calderdale and plan next steps. 

What we’re thinking…

  • We talked through a lot of what needs weighing up to design a good PB process this week. Hopefully we’ll share some of what was discussed soon.

And finally…

  • It’s not just local government who are looking to create more opportunities for meaningful citizen participation in decision-making – national governments are too. We have had some interest from national government in Wales and Scotland about our work; particularly about how our learning could help facilitate opportunities for civil servants developing policy with citizens.