Citizen's takeover of Cornwall Council
What would you do if you were in charge of Cornwall?
A Festival of Social Science research event
Date:1 November 2014
Time:10:30 to 16:00
Place: Lys Kernow / New County Hall, Truro
Information This event seeks to turn things on their head and let the people of Cornwall decide what they would do if they were in charge - starting with a blank canvas.
Everyone is welcome to join a open, fun and informative event which will gather your views on Cornwall's distinct (formally recognised) identity.
Cornwall is one of the happiest UK regions, yet it is also a region of high poverty, low wages, and low economic aspiration.
It is also in receipt of large sums of state aid and support, driven largely by centralised policy, strategy and intervention.
About the hosts:
Dr Joanie Willett is a lecturer in the University of Exeter Politics department, with a specialism in the politics of identity.
More from the organisers:
"Tell us what you think about living in Cornwall,and what you think the future holds for you here.
Helped by Dr Joanie Willett and Will Coleman, participants from across Cornwall are invited to discuss their stories of life in Cornwall; what it is like to live here, and how you imagine Cornwall’s past, present and future.
In the afternoon we will work with participants to develop a ‘citizen’s manifesto’, discussing what you think the priorities are for Cornwall. This will be presented back to an invited audience of keynote listeners, drawn from councillors and other persons involved in planning, strategy and service delivery in Cornwall.
This is a free, family friendly event, as part of the European Social and Economic Research Council ‘Festival of Social Science’, and we will be providing participants with refreshments and a pasty lunch. Please join our discussion."
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