Local councillor run democracy workshops in Whitstable

Year 5 students at Whitstable Junior School have this week been taking part in a series of short democracy workshops designed to introduce them to their local councillors and inspire them to become voters of the future.

The 45 minute sessions, delivered over zoom, were designed by Councillor Chris Cornell and inspired by the 'Adopt a Councillor' Scheme popular in New Zealand.

During the session students watched the enclosed video and asked local councillors questions including:


Labour call on KCC to postpone Kent Test

Conservative Led Kent County Council have announced that the Conservative Government (department of Education) have removed the guidance from Local Authorities the ability to delay the selection tests. This is despite the huge disruption of learning and opportunities during the pandemic for children which is still ongoing that they wish to, again, put ideology before children.

Have the local Conservative Policy abandoned democracy

Last Wednesday the council’s governance committee voted to propose Canterbury City Council move to a leader-cabinet system at its July meeting. At present, decisions in the council are largely made by three committees which include councillors from each of the three main parties.

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