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See PB voting in action
Maryhill Housing Association and YOMO took the bold step to enable young people to lead the PB process for Ruchill and Maryhill.
Building on a previous successful event, this was an opportunity for Barrhead to have a direct say in how £48,000 should be best invested in the community.
The Scottish Government has published its Community Choices 2017/18 report, detailing the last year of participatory budgeting activity from across Scotland.
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.
Paul Nelis went along to the Buckhaven PB event and learned that it’s not easy for organisers or voters as they make difficult decisions about the great project ideas that are presented.
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.
The group is a national online platform to connect, discuss, share information and learning around PB.
Earlier in the year we asked the 850 strong PB Scotland Network members to tell us their ideas and thoughts about how we can develop participatory budgeting training in Scotland.
Linking Communities is an umbrella group made up of representatives from Barrhead, Neilston and Thornliebank
We’ve been reporting in all the amazing PB that’s been happening across Scotland. Catch up here.
The young people of Ferguslie park successfully held a fun packed PB event on Friday, 29th March 2019. The results are in.
A new card game from Helsinki gives citizens a chance to decide how funds should be used through participatory budgeting.
Annie Cook speaks to Colin Freeman, Community Empowerment Manager for Participatory Budgeting about his experiences running Participatory Budgeting in Dumfries & Galloway.
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