Monday 7 November 2011 (12.00-16.00)
Salem Community Resource Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 6HB
One of a series of free workshops designed to give practical and useful information on how groups can engage with Parliament’s processes for the benefit of their communities. Priority will be given to rural areas.
Many people may not find the work of Parliament interesting, or have negative views on it, but the laws made and issues debated there have a significant impact on communities around the country. The workshop will demonstrate how to engage with Parliamentary processes to raise vital issues and make your opinions known.
It will cover:
Parliamentary Questions and debates
Using the Parliament website and Information Offices to find useful information
The relationship between Parliament and Government
Inside Parliament will be facilitated by the Parliamentary Outreach Service, which raises awareness of the work and role of Parliament and is non partisan.
The workshop is for any community group, support organisation, stakeholder or active member of the community. It is suitable for people with varying levels of knowledge and will include a mixture of presentation, discussion and group activity.
The event will start with lunch and an opportunity to meet and talk from 12.00-1.00.
For more information please contact Sophie Stockdale
Inside Parliament is limited to 35 people so please book early to avoid disappointment. (Booking deadline Monday 31 October)
Inside Parliament is organised by Involve Yorkshire & Humber in partnership with North Yorkshire Rural Voice, RISS, South Yorkshire Rural Network, Rural Partnership Plus, Rural Action Yorkshire and Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council.
We are also holding Inside Parliament at the following venues around Yorkshire and Humber:
Monday 14 November 2011
Monday 28 November
Thursday 1 December 2011
Barton on Humber
Monday 5 December 2011
Thursday 8 December 2011