This event is open to all members of Calderdale Liberal Democrats. You can apply to join the party here if you are not already a member.
Have your say on our Manifesto at our policy day - : One of the great benefits of being a Liberal Democrat member is that you are in the driving seat when it comes to our policies. Any member is free to attend our party conference and to propose and vote on our party policies.
We apply the same principle locally when it comes to preparing our local election manifesto. This is your chance to come along and have your say and suggest ideas for our next local election manifesto.
10.30 – 11 – Welcome and introduction – Councillor James Baker, Leader of Calderdale Liberal Democrats and Mark Pittaway, Chair of Calderdale Liberal Democrats
11 – 12 – Policy discussion sessions- People can submit ideas in advance or bring them along. Each round table discussion will be lead by someone. The idea is to capture as many good ideas. Ideas ought to have the majority support of all the people in that discussion.
Climate change and the Environment.
Social care, wellbeing and public health.
Democratic reform, community participation, Parish Councils and council efficiency.
Education, Employment Skills and lifelong learning.
12 – 1pm
The Economy, Transport, and new revenue streams for the Council.
Crime, Community Safety and maintenance of the public realm.
Young people and children’s services.
Arts, Culture and Tourism.
1-2pm lunch – Everyone brings a dish, it will be a Jacob's join.
2 – 3pm – Training - How the Liberal Democrats works. A guide to how the party operates and how to run an effective local branch and party.
3-4.30 pm – Reporting back from group sessions- Chaired by Mark Pittaway – Every group leader has 10mins to report back on the ideas that were raised in their session.
You can submit your policy ideas in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org