Democracy is struggling. There is growing polarisation, a loss of trust in public bodies and a disconnect from national decision making
In 2020 we had the highest rate of democratic discontent on record. People want to be listened to in decision-making, to have clear reliable information, and to feel like they know and trust the people who make the decisions. All too often that is not the case.
Fortunately, in local neighborhoods around the UK there are innovators redefining how to involve people in decision-making - from benches that collect public feedback to sports teams that contribute to local politics. What if these projects were scaled? What if they became the mainstream? How might our local neighborhoods look different in the future?