There’s lots happening in the world of PB lately with new reports recommending it is used in health and policing. We already have some good examples of it being used in these parts of the public sector so it will be great to watch that extend over the next few years.
As you will know Jez Hall has worked tirelessly for the network to support the sharing of knowledge. He is currently conducting a survey on our behalf to gather more knowledge about what is going on out there, and to help you all think about next steps with progressing the work of PB.
It would be great if you could take a few minutes out of your day to complete the survey and please forward it on to people who you know are either doing it or have an interest in it. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1623711/Survey-of-Participatory-Budgeting-2014
Do let me know if there is anything you would like to discuss at that meeting which builds the PB network and I will build it into the agenda of the new PB advisory group, which is now regularly meeting by conference call. Please get in touch if you have any news or stories to share about PB or indeed any opportunities that you feel the PB Partners can support you with.
My contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter is Mutual_Gain; or telephone 07875237846