The Regional contacts for the North East and Yorkshire and Humberside:

Name: Michael Robson                                                                    Name: Katherine Harclerode

Authority: North Tyneside Council                                                 Authority:  Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Email:                            Email: 


  • Thursday 21 January 2021
  • Friday 26 March 2021
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Friday 24 Sept 2021

Previous meetings

  • Friday 16th October 2020 on Zoom: 

    Meeting notes 16.10.2020

    extension: pdf

  • Friday 27 September 2019 at York City Council
  • Friday 14 December 2018 at York City Council
  • Friday 21 September 2018 at York City Council

#NotWestminster – 15 and 16 February 2019

Local democracy enthusiasts from across the country came together in Huddersfield on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February 2019 for #NotWestminster. ADSO has been proud to sponsor this event for the last few years.

It was a free event which included workshops, quick-fire talks, practical activities and conversations with a variety of people outside of the local government bubble. Some of the activities included:

  • designing council meeting layouts with Lego
  • creating safe spaces for online debates
  • the shift from subject to consumer to citizen – the changing face of service delivery and citizenship

If you are interested you can follow up from afar through #NotWestminster on social media or watch the event here –


Developing the ADSO Regional Network

We are keen to enable ADSO Members to get more involved in the association’s activities at a local and regional level. Given the geographical spread of the region from Sheffield to Northumberland, it won’t always be feasible for Members to make regional meetings regularly.

We would welcome thoughts on developing county networks underneath the regional network. If these arrangements are already established, then it would be really good to hear about these.





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