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Weeknotes: Learning Review, w/c 9th June

Headlines Learning review day with Luminate last week and moving forward with Calderdale. Last week… We had a  learning review day with our funders, Luminate. It helped us to clarify some of our immediate needs on the programme, including preparing a pitch-pack for potential funders for the next stage of the programme. We’ve been continuing to develop prototypes from the ideas that workshop participants shared about how to build a conversation over the summer in Calderdale. This week we will… Work on the communications for Public Square – in preparation for the pitch pack Talk about complementary research approaches to

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Putting Community Neighbourhoods in the Driving Seat in Newham

Public Square gives us a great opportunity to bring together some of the different people working on local democracy and learn from each other. We recently sat down for a chat with Andy Paice, who’s been doing really interesting work helping empower local communities to shape plans for local area within Newham. This blog post shares what’s been done, and what was learnt about the challenges involved in setting up a more participatory democracy. The approach used is a great example of the switch to a more participatory way of making decisions, and could provide inspiration for some of our

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Starting Discovery: w/c 29th April, 2019

Headlines Onsite discovery visit in Frome – interviews with key stakeholders Last week… Spent a day in Frome shaping discovery and doing interviews with key stakeholders (Friday, 26 April). Spoke to Andy Paice, a public participation consultant and learned more about his work. Planned meeting with Technical Reference Group, to be held on 1 May. Developed Calderdale – and planned our onsite discovery work in May. User research interview and document review around council process, barriers and opportunities This week we will… Take part in our Technical Reference Group meeting Continue to develop our discovery work onsite with Calderdale Reflect

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