The way we live our lives is constantly changing; just think of all the changes that have happened in your lifetime. Democracy is changing too. It used to be that most citizens were content to cast their vote and then leave the decisions to others. Increasingly people want to share in making those decisions, or at least have a greater understanding as to why certain decisions have been made on their behalf.
 
In order to make democracy work better for everyone, and especially for those who feel left out, we are asking people all over Scotland:
 
  • Would you like your local community or community of interest to have more control over some decisions? If yes, what sorts of issues would those decisions cover?
  • When thinking about  decision-making, ‘local’ could mean a large town, a village, or a neighbourhood. What does ‘local’ mean to you and your community?
Please do stay involved; visit www.gov.scot/democracymatters or email democracymatters@gov.scot

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