Local Governance Review Democracy Matters

The Local Governance Review will consider how powers, responsibilities and resources are shared across national and local spheres of government, and with communities.

We are inviting people to join a conversation about community decision-making, called Democracy Matters.

The conversation will take place over a period of 6 months, ending around November 2018. What we hear will help to inform new legislation.

You can get involved by answering the questions contained in the consultation document.

Click links below for the next Big Listen events in Argyll & Bute

Islay   Isle Of Bute   Dunoon   Oban

If you cannot get to any of the sessions there is also a webchat taking place on the 18th June

The sessions will provide background information and the majority of the event is designed to ensure your views are shared through facilitated workshops and feedback.

At the same time, we will be working with our public sector partners, such as local councils, to consider if increasing the powers they hold could improve outcomes for people.

Each event starts at 6.30pm and will conclude around 8.30pm.

There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the engagement team and view our exhibition which will be open one hour earlier at 5.30pm.

Democracy Matters: Your Community. Your ideas. Your Future.

BBC Any Questions At Dunoon Burgh Hall 11th May

BBC Radio 4’s “Any Questions?” programme is a topical discussion in which a panel of personalities fron the words of politics, media and elsewhere are posed questions by the audience. On Friday 11th May, you can get the chance to participate as the programme will broadcast LIVE from Dunoon Burgh Hall.

​The “Any Questions?” team need questions from you to make the best programme possible – if you would like to submit a question, please pick up a Question card from the Burgh Hall prior to the event date (you must have an event ticket to do this, as you must be prepared to ask the question yourself on air).
Questions chosen regularly for inclusion in the programme touch on political, economic, social and moral issues of the day. As a nationwide broadcast, national or international issues are most likely to be chosen.

Participants should arrive from 6.45pm, and take their seats by 7.15pm “Any Questions?” will be live on BBC Radio 4 at 8.02pm. Please may note attendees may be included in any official photographs taken at the programme but please note that personal photography is not permitted.

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