October 12th-18th is Local Democracy Week. 65 events are taking place in Birmingham – 15 of these are cross city events, and 50 are within constituencies.
One taking place in Edgbaston today was an initiative to improve communication and increase awareness of ways to get involved with the democratic process.
The Arts Caravan was located in Chad Square, Edgbaston, and officers were carrying out a consultation exercise with shoppers. I called in to see the caravan late morning, but unfortunately by then it was teeming with rain which meant there weren’t too many shoppers about. However they had been busier earlier.
Other initiatives taking place in Birmingham during Local Democracy Week include the loan of election equipment to local schools, work with the Birmingham Young People’s Parliament and the updating of the Schools information pack.