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Horses and carts
Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 30th November 2019
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Forum: Proposal - Enhancing Citizen Engagement
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Participative Democracy
Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 27th January 2018
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17-07-2020, 09:25
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Leadership in Aberdeen
Forum: The Wisdom of Crowds
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Depolarisation
Forum: The Wisdom of Crowds
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Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 1st December 2018
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Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 8th June 2019
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  Enhancing Civic Engagement
Posted by: davidmcara - 20-11-2020, 12:39 - Forum: Proposal - Enhancing Citizen Engagement - Replies (1)

We believe our proposal (attached) for enhancing citizen engagement will benefit all and can provide extra resources to support Aberdeen City Council during this stressful time and beyond.  “Let’s do something positive and let’s do it together”.
Please share your thoughts here or on Twitter or Facebook.  



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  Depolarisation
Posted by: davidmcara - 13-07-2020, 12:27 - Forum: The Wisdom of Crowds - No Replies

Encouraging work discussed here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k902

And some great podcasts here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/author/...n-project/

People speaking about times they've changed their minds.

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  Leadership in Aberdeen
Posted by: LornaMcH - 10-07-2020, 21:19 - Forum: The Wisdom of Crowds - Replies (2)

What ever we may think about the briefings from Boris Johnson and Nicol Sturgeon, no one can deny that we have had visible leadership in the last 4 months.
My question is - where is the visible leadership in our city? The media is full of complaints about various decisions taken since Lockdown. Wouldn’t it be better to have positive messages from Civic leaders in the City and Shire? 
Can we, as citizens do anything to support our leaders to be more effective leaders?

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  25 Feb 2020 - Community Resources Network Scotland - Aberdeenshire Forum
Posted by: davidmcara - 20-02-2020, 11:38 - Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 1st December 2018 - Replies (1)

Hi David,
 
This is Joel Evans here from Aberdeenshire Council – I have been in touch over the last year or two as I have attended some of your events in a personal capacity.
 
I thought you may be interested in the attached report ‘Developing a North East Reuse Partnership’ which has been completed by an MSc student who worked with us last year, and also the fact that the idea of developing a stronger reuse network in the North East will be discussed at the upcoming CRNS Aberdeenshire Forum (see attached), The Circular Economy at Work in Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday 25th February with view to inspiring and gauging interest.  Do promote this event with anyone in your network who you think might be interested in attending!  Thank you.
 
Regards,
 
Joel
 
Joel Evans
Internal Waste Reduction Officer



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  Social Juice!
Posted by: davidmcara - 20-02-2020, 09:53 - Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 8th June 2019 - No Replies

Neil Clapperton received a boost to his idea for a social enterprise making cider from waste apples.  If you know of any fruit trees whose harvest is left to rot, Neil would like to hear about them.  He will also appreciate help with any of the other steps required for turning fruit into profitable products if you have experience, ideas or enthusiasm.  

See his proposal (attached) for more detail.



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  Horses and carts
Posted by: davidmcara - 17-02-2020, 11:39 - Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 30th November 2019 - Replies (1)

This was an enjoyable and thought provoking meeting for those who came but considering the enormous numbers of people professionally involved in health and care, I have to admit to being disappointed that we were so few.  

I know 'the only thing which happened is the only thing which could have' and ' those who came with the right people' but it did flag to me that we don't really have a right to say, 'We think you should be thinking better about a topic of our choice.'  

More important, I think, to find people who are trying to bring about change and see if they would like our help with their thinking processes.

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  Participative Democracy
Posted by: Tony Miller - 27-01-2020, 20:54 - Forum: Public meeting - Saturday 27th January 2018 - Replies (5)

They way I see it, there are two sides to Civic Leadership.  There is what goes on in the community outside the walls of the City Council, and there is what goes on inside City Council.  Participative Democracy focuses on citizen involvement within the structures of the City Council. 

Do ordinary citizens want Participative Democracy?  Who has the time to be part of the decision making processes that go on within the walls of Marischal College?  Can we not leave it all in the hands of council officers and our elected representatives?

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