What’s happening next for Public Square: Innovating Local Democracy and sharing our learning

You might have noticed that we have recently stopped producing our week notes. That’s because our first year of work with councils and communities has more or less come to an end. Instead, most of our time is now being spent on reflecting on what we’ve learnt and on our first-year report. The team are beavering away making sure all the learning from the programme is recorded and considered – so it’s a busy time but a quieter, more reflective one. We are also working on another very exciting development.

 In Manchester 27-28th January 2019, we’ll be presenting our first year’s work as part of the Innovating Local Democracy conference.

The Innovating Local Democracy conference will concentrate on how deliberative and participatory democracy can benefit local democracy in the UK. And, as befitting a conference of that name, there’ll be opportunities for you to shape conference sessions.

The full programme of interactive workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions will be announced later. And we’ll let you know more about the conference here.

If you’re interested in coming to the conference, please let us know by emailing us!