Inspiring Democracy is a resource for councillors to navigate the changing times facing us in 2012 – and beyond. It was originally a piece of research – funded by DCLG – in recognition that local councillors were likely to expereince a shift in their role – from representing and responding to individual consistuents, to supporting local communities to get to grips with – and make the most of – emerging initatives like the Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning.
Inspiring Democracy is a practical resource, a step by step guide to some of the things that local councillors can do to work more effectively with local communities.
Inspiring Democracy draws on the experiences of councillors, ‘active citizens’, public and voluntary sector officers to flag up and offer pointers to help address some of the key issues likely to arise for councillors.
Check it out here : http://www.inspiringdemocracy.wordpress.com