Local Democracy Week

Local Democracy Week is an annual European event that takes place from 9 to 15 October.

Local Democracy Week is co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. This year's theme is: “Citizen participation, consultation and commitment: for a thriving local democracy".

How to get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in Local Democracy Week in Bristol.

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.

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

Don’t forget that you can express your views and opinions to the Bristol City Youth Council.

Find out who your local councillor is 

Contact your local councillor using our Councillor Finder.

Attend a council meeting or watch online

Find more information about council meetings or watch a meeting online

Share what local democracy means to you 

Use #LocalDemocracyWeek and #Bristol to share your thoughts.