I would like to encourage local organisations to take part in Parliament Week, an annual programme of events to inspire people across the UK to participate in democratic life.
Parliament Week 2013 begins on 15th November and will see organisations around the country join in a week long programme of activities and events – all designed to inform, inspire and connect people all over the UK with parliamentary democracy.
Part of this year’s programme will focus on Women in Democracy – celebrating women’s contribution to UK democratic life and exploring how women’s voices can be better heard.
Parliament Week is a great opportunity for organisations here in the Rother Valley to engage their audiences or members in this national programme. There are many ways to get involved, putting on an event such as a debate, exhibition or lecture or you can visit the Parliament Week website for more ideas. Schools are also invited to take part in Parliament Week, through specially created resources such as debate packs and assembly plans.
For more information please visit www.parliamentweek.org