Local Democracy Week
Local Democracy Week is an annual European event that takes place from 10 to 16 October.
Local Democracy Week is co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. This year's theme is: “Living together in culturally diverse societies: respect, dialogue, interaction”.
How to get involved
There are lots of different ways to get involved in Local Democracy Week.
Take part in a local democracy week event
Visit our events page to find out what’s going on.
Have your say
You can have your say by taking part in consultations and petitions.
Register to vote
Make sure you’re registered to vote.
Book a free tour of City Hall
To mark the week, we're opening up the doors of City Hall and inviting citizens and visitors to sign up for a free tour to find out where democracy happens in Bristol. Book your place.
Shadow a councillor
Find out more about what they do by shadowing a councillor as they carry out their duties.
If you’re 11 to 18 years old
You can stand as a candidate or nominate a friend for the Bristol youth elections.
Connect with your local neighbourhood partnership
Find yours in our Neighbourhood partnerships pages.
Find out who your local councillor is
Contact your local councillor using our Councillor Finder.
Attend a council meeting or watch online
Share what local democracy means to you
Use #LocalDemocracyWeek and #Bristol to share your thoughts.
Schools, colleges and youth groups
If you’re a school, college or youth group, there has never been a better time to engage young people in local democracy and encourage them to be active citizens.
We’ve pulled together a useful list of the resources available to help you get involved during the week.