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The Upside of Down. An optimists view on creating a democracy and why we need to. A talk by Peter Macfadyen

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  • UserPeter Macfadyen World_link
  • ClockTuesday 19 January 2021, 19:30-20:30
  • HouseOnline.

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First of a series of Tuesday evening talks

In pandemic Britain many people have discovered new ways to help their communities. Why not make working together for the benefit of all the residents permanent? Since 2011 the Flatpack Democracy movement has shown that, by standing as a group of independent local councillors working closely together, people all over the country can and do steer their local councils to thrive and prosper, democratically. Now, more than ever, we have the chance to refocus our local councils on what really matters to us and our neighbours. With many local elections postponed until 2021 we’ve got time to get prepared. Peter Macfadyen’s book “Flatpack Democracy” is a practical guide to doing this, based on his experience of creating a council of independent councillors in Frome. Book here to receive the Zoom link; the talk is free, donations welcome. This talk is part of our online talk series “Transition to a Better Future”, with topics ranging from democracy and nature to imagination, water, food, art, and energy.

This talk is part of the Transition Cambridge series.

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