Do you know all the different ways you can take part, have your say and make a difference to your local area?

European Local Democracy Week takes place every year and aims to raise awareness about local authorities. It encourages you to take part in local democracy and this year ran from 10 - 16 October.

We held events throughout the week to celebrate and inform residents about the work that we do as an organisation. These included:

  • visits by many councillors to schools in their area
  • a debate for local schools at County Hall, hosted by the Chairman of the Council
  • a series of short films on our Facebook and Twitter about what local democracy can do for you
  • the launch of the Hertfordshire Young People’s Manifesto.

Your local district, borough or parish will also have run local initiatives.

For example, St Albans hosted a number of events, including a drop-in discussion event about how women can get involved in politics, a Youth Take Over in the council chamber and a Meet the Mayor drawing competition for school children.



What can we do for you?

To find out more about what we do and how you can have your say in local decision making, you can:

You can also take part and get involved in democracy locally and nationally through GOV.UK .