Our Philosophy

We believe in the power of collective voices and the transformative influence of community engagement. We are founded on the principle that every local resident has the right to express their views on matters that impact their lives, their neighbourhoods, and their futures.

Through these guiding principles, we strive to create an active, engaged, and vibrant community where every resident feels heard, valued, and empowered to influence local matters. Together, we can shape the future of our community for the better.

Democracy at the Grassroots

We hold the conviction that democracy thrives when it is practiced at a grassroots level. Every resident has not only the right but also the responsibility to participate in the decision-making process.

Inclusivity and Respect

We believe in fostering an environment where every voice matters, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Each opinion contributes to the richness of our community dialogue.

Accountability and Transparency

We are committed to upholding the principles of accountability and transparency in all our actions. This ensures trust and confidence in our organisation.

Collaboration and Unity

We believe that collaboration breeds unity. By working together, we can ensure that our Ilkley can reflect our shared values.

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Everyone's opinion should count

“The power of public opinion is like a storm; anticipated, prepared for, it can be weathered; ignored, it can be a devastation.”
- Winston Churchill

YOUR Opinion is Important

When residents share their opinions, they bring different perspectives and experiences that officials may not see.

This diversity of thought leads to better solutions for community problems.

It also makes people feel more involved and empowered, strengthening democratic values and promoting civic duty.

Therefore, it is crucial for the public to actively express their views on local government matters.


This includes the laws and regulations that are being passed by your local government. You might want to speak about policies that affect your community directly, such as planning permissions, local taxes or environmental regulations.


This covers areas such as education, healthcare, transportation, and public safety. You might have opinions on how these services are being run, their accessibility, or their quality.

Community Development

This entails the overall growth and development of your local area. This could include topics such as job creation, housing, infrastructure, community resources, and support for disadvantaged groups.


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