Celebrating democracy at the Leys Festival

Published: Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

Oxford City Council's electoral team will be out and about at the Leys Festival and Horticultural Show answering questions on how to register to vote and anything else you might want to know.

National Democracy Week is a celebration of democracy in society that including events and activities and celebrates democratic participation in this historic centenary year of suffrage.

Keep a look out at the festival for the electoral team's black and yellow gazebo. They'll be joining the rest of the festival stalls in Blackbird Leys Park, Cuddesdon Way, OX4 6EU on 7 July between 11am and 3pm. 

Martin John, Oxford City Council’s Electoral Services Manager, said: “National Democracy Week is all about celebrating the fact that everyone can have a say in the democratic process, and to encourage those who may not be registered to vote to get involved. If you’re going to be at the Leys Festival and you have any questions about registering to vote, why not come and have a chat with us. We’ll be able to answer any questions."

This year’s festival also offers entertainment that includes sports activities, crafts, dance and music. All activities at the festival are either free or low cost. The festival has been organised by The Blackbird Academy Trust schools, Oxford Academy, The Oxford Polish Association, The Nigerian Community in Oxfordshire and Oxford City Council. 

For more visit the Leys Festival website and the National Democracy Week website.