Have Your Say in Participatory Budgeting Voting Day tomorrow!

Participatory Budgeting voting will take place this SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Choice for Angus

 

What is Participatory budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is about local people deciding how public money is spent.

 

PB comes in all shapes and sizes, but generally looks like this:

  1. ideas are generated about how a budget should be spent
  2. people vote for their priorities
  3. the projects with the most votes get funded

For more information about participatory budgeting see the Angus Council website

If you live in Angus you can have a say in how £200,000 of funding will be spent in your area when voting opens on Saturday 8 February for the 114 projects that have made the final stage of Participatory Budgeting.

To find out more about the 114 projects see the Shaping Angus website.

There’s funding available for  projects in four localities in Angus:

• Forfar and Kirriemuir
• Carnoustie/Monifeith and Sidlaws
• Brechin and Montrose
• Arbroath

How to vote

  • Vote online on the Shaping Angus site -between 7am and 10pm.
  • Vote in person at the venues below – these will be open between 10am and 2pm

VENUES

  • Carboustie, BrechinArbroath,Forfar

Happy voting!

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Choice for Angus

Choice for Angus gives local people an opportunity to have a say on how a pot of public money is spent and see the direct results of their decisions. Choice for Angus enables various partners and communities to design and develop ideas and projects together.

Each local area has a pot of £50,000 Council funding to enable partners and communities to develop ideas and projects together. Each Locality Partnership is leading on this work and is testing different ways of doing this.

In Arbroath, the suggestions and ideas must address one or more of the Angus Community Planning Partnership priorities :

  •    reducing poverty,
  •    improving mental health and wellbeing and
  •    improving accessibility.

Tell us your idea!

If you would like to put forward your ideas on these themes then please visit the Social Pinpoint page.

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Questionnaires are also available in Arbroath Library and Learning shop and Arbroath ACCESS office.

You can  telephone 01241 464628 to request a questionnaire or give your views over the phone, or you can email dicksonm@angus.gov.uk

Project Phases

Phase 1:     Generating ideas – Early to mid November 2019

Phase 2:    19 November 2019 – Building projects event in Arbroath Webster Theatre

All ideas will be presented at an event on 19 November 2019 where groups, organisations and individuals will decide if and how they can take any of the ideas forward to the development stage. If you would like to attend this event, please email dicksonm@angus.gov.uk or phone 01241 464628 to register.

Phase 3:  Finalising project ideas –  December 2019

All those interested in taking forward projects will come together to develop and finalise their proposals.

Phase 4:  Early 2020

Early in the New Year, finalised projects that meet the priorities and selection criteria will be put forward to a public vote.