Local Democracy Week

Local Democracy Week (LDW) is an annual event whose purpose is to foster a greater knowledge of local democracy and to promote the idea of democratic participation at a local level. Since 2004, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council have hosted a variety of events aimed at students from schools and colleges across the borough to further this purpose. LDW takes place each year during the week which includes 15 October.

The BIG Youth Debate

Reigate Town Hall - Tuesday 10 October 2017, 6pm

Free event for all young people between the ages of 13 and 19 who live or go to school / college in the borough.  Organised by the Reigate & Banstead Youth Council.

Please sign up on Event Bright if you would like to attend: The BIG Youth Debate

Meet the Mayor in his Parlour for refreshments after the event.  All proceeds from the refreshments (which are being sold by the Youth Council) will be donated to a local charity.


Voting System Demonstrations

Reigate Town Hall – Thursday 12 October 2017

Free Event for Politics students from Reigate College have been invited into the New Council Chamber to learn about the different voting systems and to conduct an election of their own, staffing a polling station and casting and counting the votes.


Question Time with Nicholas Owen

Reigate Town Hall – Tuesday 21 November 2017

Free Event for all students in years 10 and 11 in the borough.  Nicholas Owen will host the event which is run in a similar way Question Time on the television.

If you would like to attend please contact beverley.barry@reigate-banstead.gov.uk


Getting Involved

We're always looking to support and encourage local democracy throughout the year, so if you have any questions or would like to get involved, please feel free to contact us at: