The day was a collaboration between LocalGov Digital Makers, Local Democracy Bytes and Democracy Club, bringing together people with an interest in local democracy and a variety of skills. They included:
The day focused on three challenges which were outcomes of Not in Westminster 2015:
People want greater access to decision makers and yet to many the local decision making process seems remote and impersonal.
If democracy is to work then voters need to be properly informed about their candidates and yet much of what they receive is biased and sometimes even inaccurate.
Local democracy needs to involve the widest range of people and yet the format of reports and the use of jargon puts off all but the most dedicated.
Local Democracy Maker Day was a fringe event of LocalGovCamp 2015, held on Saturday 12th September at the same venue.