We believe that residents should have a real voice in their community, and how it is developed. To achieve this we are starting to create specific conversations on individual topics. This is your chance to express your views by agreeing or disagreeing with statements about a topic. We have more in common than what divides us, and this simple method brings out our agreement. The results from these conversations will go towards defining our proposals on the different concerns shown on this website, and also on what we actively campaign for.
The process is simple.
- You are presented with a subject that we want a conversation about.
- There are a series of statements about that subject. You can agree, disagree, or pass. It’s all anonymous.
- If you feel your view is not represented by the statements presented then you can add some of your own.
- Other people will get to agree or disagree with your statements.
- It’s all about finding the best consensus, what most of us can agree on.
- Encourage as many people as possible to have their say and we get a better reflection of what Whitby and District think.
The current (and past) conversations are listed below. If a conversation is active it will have a blue border. If a conversation is closed then you can view the results.
Our conversations operate using a tool called Polis. Social media thrives on dividing people, whereas, by using Polis, we bring people together, and develop consensus. Polis has been used by the Government’s Policy Lab, as well as, more famously in Taiwan to understand what large groups of people think in their own words, enabled by advanced statistics and machine learning.
Conversations are anonymous. A cookie is placed on the browser when you answer a conversation to prevent duplicates.