Leith Chooses introduces an innovative way to actively include members of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Leith, but how? David Reilly went along to their event in February and shares all in this blog.Read More
Paul Nelis reflects on Letham4All’s approach to voting. The community-led group used multiple methods of voting to engage the wider community. At the voting event in February 2019 they had collected 1,452 votes by using ballot boxes, online voting and in person voting. Around 10% of the population had their say.Read More
The Big Celebration event on Friday 7th December, at The Inkwell, Elgin, was a joyous occasion where everyone who was involved in tsiMORAY’s latest PB programme had their achievement celebrated.Read More
Glasgow Disability Alliance has published a video which outlines the barriers disabled people when trying to get involved in participatory budgeting (PB).
Disabled people face a range of issues which prevent them participating in local decision-making - the video, and accompanying report, details examples from the experiences of disabled people. These include fundamental things like accessible venues and transport, as well as negative attitudes, along with the consequences of poverty, isolation and a lack of confidence.
Despite this, disabled people overwhelmingly want to be involved in deciding how local money is spent and decision-making processes are losing out on the voices and experiences of disabled people.
The video features practical solutions from disabled people about what can be done to address these issues, as well as highlighting the wider societal inequalities that disabled people face.
We’d like to hear your thoughts on the underlying principles for the Charter which are based on discussions which took place at the Glasgow and Dundee Charter workshops and 2 webinars in August 2018.Read More
Glasgow: Discuss how PB is progressing to include those most at risk of being marginalised in society and reflect on what is working and what we need to do to be more inclusive in the future.
Organised by PB Scotland.Read More