The People’s Council grew out of online discussions between Argyll-based activists in the aftermath of the Castle Toward debacle. It was the latest in a long line of low points for our local democracy, and we wanted to do something productive. Our current system clearly isn’t working as it should, and at 45 times the size of the European average, some fundamental change is needed in the way we do “local” councils.
A group of local activists got together to do something and on 6th June 2015 we held a one day event, details of which can be found here.
We are now working with Electoral Reform Society, Common Weal, Lesley Riddoch and others on the #OurDemocracy campaign. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.
For further info, please see The People’s Council Press Release.