This is TALKSHOP
Imagine a country that draws on the good sense of ordinary people like you and me when making decisions and passing new laws.
TALKSHOP develops new ways of discussing and reaching agreement about the issues that really matter to us all - local, national, international. Tricky questions like what should we do about health and social care, or how we should improve British democracy. TALKSHOP is about making sure that everyone has a voice in the matters that concern them - so that democracy works for everyone.
‘Much better than sitting still and listening to speakers for two hours’. and ‘Great way to hear other people's views, and to hear alternative solutions’. Worcester climate change event participants
News & Ideas
Salisbury Democracy Alliance use Talk Shop’s New Local Politics discussion kit
Mark Potts writes Introduction Salisbury Democracy Alliance ran this event in May 2023 with the local network of the Royal… Read More
Sheffield’s Silent Revolution
Martin Yarnit writes: Local government politics is sedate, slow moving, obedient to the dictates of central government – for the… Read More
Schoolchildren come up with innovative ideas at “Assembly of Humans and More Than Humans”
Perry Walker writes: Initially, participating scientists, teachers, students, local government employees, councillors and activists, who took part in the Assemblies… Read More