European Local Democracy Week
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We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents to get more involved in, and be more aware of, their local council this European Local Democracy Week (ELDW), which runs until 18 October.
There are lots of ways you can get involved with local democracy and help to shape your local area. Residents can:
• attend local area forums or other committee meetings to give their views www.southglos.gov.uk/areaforum or http://council.southglos.gov.uk
• get involved in decision making by taking part in a consultation www.southglos.gov.uk/consultations
• find out about local councillors, MPs or MEPs www.southglos.gov.uk/council-and-democracy
• make sure they are registered to vote www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
South Gloucestershire residents are also encouraged to post on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sgloscouncil and Tweet about how they get involved in local democracy using the hashtags #LocalDemocracy #SouthGlos
Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Erica Williams said: “We really want to encourage residents to engage with local democracy and have their say. It is important that local people are well informed about the issues affecting where they live, and know how to give their views on matters affecting them and their community. I hope that lots of residents get involved and help to make a positive contribution towards improving the place where they live.”
Our website is full of information to help you find out about the council and the people who make the decisions that affect you and your community. Find out how to have your say on these issues and how to get involved yourself by visiting www.southglos.gov.uk/getinvolved
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