Local democracy groups - online forum sign up page


Purpose

Council is piloting private online forums on Your Say Inner West for some Local Democracy Groups (LDGs) The purpose of the online forums is:

  • To have a private place for groups to view documents, meeting dates, links to engagements and other group material
  • To have a place where participants can informally discuss matters
  • Membership of the online forum is optional and discussions will constructively support the business of the meetings but not replace it in any way. Members who do not sign up for the forum will not be disadvantaged.


Moderation rules and forum etiquette guidelines

Moderation of the forum is designed to keep participants and site administrators from malicious, inflammatory and illegal materials. Online etiquette guidelines are there to keep the forum respectful and constructive.

The website is moderated by a professional global moderation team from Bang the Table Pty Ltd in collaboration with Inner West Council. Participants have a responsibility to read the rules and guidelines and agree to abide by them.


Councillor participation

The elected Councillors are welcome members of all LDGs and will be invited to participate in the online forums if they wish.


Evaluation

The pilot forums will run until the end of October 2019 and be evaluated on how they

  • Enhanced the LDG experience for participants
  • Enhanced the usefulness of the LDGs to Council’s democratic processes
  • Maintained an online space where participants can interact safely
  • Supported learning and innovation

Participants will have input into the evaluation and informed about any decision on next steps.


Sign up

Signing up to your group's closed online forum is a two step process

1. Log in or register here to be a registered member of Your Say Inner West. Please choose a user name your fellow members will recognise is you.

2. Then complete the form below so we can sign you up to the private forum for your group.

Once you've registered/logged in and completed the sign up form, we'll send you a link to the closed online forum for your Local Democracy Group. You'll need to use the log in you created whenever you access the forum.


Enquiries

For enquiries about the LDG online forums please contact Annie Coulthard, Senior Engagement Specialist 02 9392 5328 annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.gov.au



Purpose

Council is piloting private online forums on Your Say Inner West for some Local Democracy Groups (LDGs) The purpose of the online forums is:

  • To have a private place for groups to view documents, meeting dates, links to engagements and other group material
  • To have a place where participants can informally discuss matters
  • Membership of the online forum is optional and discussions will constructively support the business of the meetings but not replace it in any way. Members who do not sign up for the forum will not be disadvantaged.


Moderation rules and forum etiquette guidelines

Moderation of the forum is designed to keep participants and site administrators from malicious, inflammatory and illegal materials. Online etiquette guidelines are there to keep the forum respectful and constructive.

The website is moderated by a professional global moderation team from Bang the Table Pty Ltd in collaboration with Inner West Council. Participants have a responsibility to read the rules and guidelines and agree to abide by them.


Councillor participation

The elected Councillors are welcome members of all LDGs and will be invited to participate in the online forums if they wish.


Evaluation

The pilot forums will run until the end of October 2019 and be evaluated on how they

  • Enhanced the LDG experience for participants
  • Enhanced the usefulness of the LDGs to Council’s democratic processes
  • Maintained an online space where participants can interact safely
  • Supported learning and innovation

Participants will have input into the evaluation and informed about any decision on next steps.


Sign up

Signing up to your group's closed online forum is a two step process

1. Log in or register here to be a registered member of Your Say Inner West. Please choose a user name your fellow members will recognise is you.

2. Then complete the form below so we can sign you up to the private forum for your group.

Once you've registered/logged in and completed the sign up form, we'll send you a link to the closed online forum for your Local Democracy Group. You'll need to use the log in you created whenever you access the forum.


Enquiries

For enquiries about the LDG online forums please contact Annie Coulthard, Senior Engagement Specialist 02 9392 5328 annie.coulthard@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


Online forum sign up form

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I wish to sign up for the LDG online forum pilot project. By checking the box I agree that I have read and will abide by the moderation rules and forum etiquette guidelines. * required
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