Kirklees Involvement Network meet the Mayor


A group of local people recently had the chance to find out what it was like to be a councillor and attend a council meeting.

The group who are part of the Kirklees Involvement Network spent an hour and a half in the council chamber where they met Cllr Viv Kendrick, our cabinet member for adult social care and listened to the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Paul Kane share his experiences of being a mayor and a councillor.

In the council chamber they sat in the councillors seats and tried out the microphones, and used the voting system to answer questions in a fun quiz.

Afterwards they visited the Mayors Parlour and hospitality room before enjoying refreshments in the Town Hall Reception room.

Our Mayor Cllr Paul Kane said:

It was a pleasure to meet such an enthusiastic group of people and to be able to share my experiences with them. We had a great time together with some great questions being asked”

The group had a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to take part in a council meeting. A lot of decisions that affect them and people across Kirklees are made in those seats, I hope they found the session both fun and interesting.”

What is Kirklees Involvement Network?

Kirklees Involvement Network is a self-advocacy group for people with a learning disability. It helps people to have their say and be involved in making decisions. 5 KIN members sit on the Learning Disability Partnership Board. The group itself has around 80 members and they meets every 6 weeks to discuss the issues that affect them.

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