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The Regional Democracy Think Tank for West Yorkshire

About the Same Skies network

Following our 'What Kind of Region Do We Want To Live In?' event in Manningham, Bradford in November 2015, the organising group have become the Same Skies network - working for a hopeful, fair, prosperous and inclusive regional democracy.

The network's priorities are:
  • enabling 'unheard' voices to be heard as effectively as possible

  • encouraging the democratisation of devolutionary processes towards self-determination

  • identifying and supporting positive ideas for regional democracy.

  • engaging with people across political parties and of none whilst also ensuring that the collective engages on its own terms and doesn't allow itself to become a tool of any one political party.

The founding members of the network are:

All founding members of the Same Skies network live and work in West Yorkshire

We will often communicate via our

Could we put ‘Ubuntu’ at the heart of better mental health for all in West Yorkshire?

Before David 'Rocky' Bennett’s death in an East Anglian psychiatric unit 18 years ago, he sent a letter to the nurse director, pointing out …


Castleford Market - our neighbourhood, our regional democracy

From the very beginning, Same Skies has been about building Regional Democracy up from the good stuff around us here. We are our own region …


How do we create decent homes and liveable places for all in West Yorkshire # 3

Please join us on Thursday 25 March, 6-7pm on Zoom.

How do we create affordable, green and comfortable homes? Who should build them? How do …

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Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire,
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