Empowering Our Communities

An online event bringing together civic activists from across England, to set a civic revival agenda for the 2021 local elections

Featuring the launch of Nine Principles for Democratic Civic Leadership

Sunday 28 March 2021, 11am – 1pm

Online event hosted from Hastings and Bexhill, register for your free place on Eventbrite here


Welcome and introduction – Civic Revival & Democracy4Bexhill

Power tools for reclaiming local politics – Peter Macfadyen, Flatpack 2021

Empowering communities: taking risks and reaping rewards - Matt Leach, Chief Executive, The Local Trust

Community Wealth Building 2.0: a new local economic model - Cllr Matthew Brown, Leader, Preston City Council

It’s Our City!  A new political model for city and borough councils Ruth Hubbard, It’s Our City Sheffield

The new democratic opportunity at the local level – Viv Taylor-Gee, Democracy4Bexhill

Launch of Nine Principles for democracy civic leadership – Richard Walker, Civic Revival

What’s stopping us then? A panel discussion chaired by Peter Stonham, Civic Revival

  • Peter Macfadyen (Frome, Somerset)
  • Ruth Hubbard (Sheffield, Yorkshire)
  • Frances Northrop (New Economics Foundation, Totnes, Devon)
  • Deana Wildgoose (Coalville CAN, Leicestershire)
  • Caoimhe O’Gorman (Heart of Hastings, Sussex)
  • Noel Lynch (The Green Room, Finchley, London)

Q&A hosted by Nick Wates

Concluding remarks & close at 1pm