Take a look at the short film below, where you can see the difference the TravelSMART programme is making in communities across Surrey. Read more about TravelSMART on the Open Government Partnership blog
Participatory Budgeting in the UK and internationally
In 2010 Newcastle piloted the use of a budget to support carers in the area using PB. In what is believed to be an England first, the carers themselves decided how money should best be spent to meet their needs, rather than council officers making the decisions for them. Carers from across the city met… Read More
After months of preparation, 139 young people attended a participatory budgeting event in Newcastle in May 2008 to cast a 20% vote in the procurement of services for the city’s £2.25m Children’s Fund. This was one in a series of events held as part of the city’s Udecide participatory budgeting programme, which has given thousands… Read More
On Saturday 13 March 2010, 150 residents of Blaenau Gwent turned out to have their say in Safer Blaenau Gwent‘s ‘Your Voice, Your Choice’ Participatory Budgeting Event. In total £30,000 was available for local people to decide which community safety projects would be funded in their neighbourhoods. The pilot, supported by the Home Office, invited… Read More
The PB Unit produced this video in 2010 to show what’s been happening with PB in Britain over the past few years, and the ambitions for the future.