Our 4th network meeting will be an especially significant one. You will be able to hear about the latest developments in Participatory Budgeting(PB) in the UK, join engaging workshops, meet leading experts, and add your support to one of the most interesting and effective innovations in participatory democracy.
Taking place in the Board Room of the University of Westminster, Central London between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
The morning session will include short presentations and activities related to the PB Network. In the afternoon we will have a mixture of discussion forums and presentations. Even if you can’t join us for the whole day there will be plenty to engage you.
Welcome and introductions
Making People Count: Includes workshop and discussions on strengthening the PB Network
a) Scaling UP: Durham County Council and Budget Consultation (following their success in attracting 11,000 residents to their latest PB programme):
Corinne Walton, Durham County Council
b) Community Budgeting in Glasgow – The Journey to Date:
Shaw Anderson, Glasgow City Council
c) Council leadership vs.community leadership. What about working in partnership?
Jez Hall, PB Partners
d) Neighbourhood Community Budgets and Our Place (a DCLG perspective)
e) Social Empowerment and Innovation in PB (based on research in Tameside):
Steve Corbett, University Of Sheffield
Workshops round 1: PB as Empowerment: Supporting new forms of community leadership
Workshops round 2: Democratising Public Services: Policing and local democracy
The meeting will close with a Plenary debate on next steps for our network
Limited places are available, so you are encouraged to reserve your place early. There is no charge to attend, though we will be asking for donations on the day. The PBnetwork receives no public funding and is totally not for profit and seeks to ensure no-one is excluded on the basis of cost.
- Bookings Now Open at PB Network Meet-up
Also at University of Westminster on January 27th 2014
Introducing Participedia: Following our PB Network meet-up the Centre for the Study of Democracy is holding a free related event, at the same venue, starting at 5.00pm. All attendees at the PB Network are invited. You will need to book separately.
More about the PB Network event:
There is no charge as we want to make it possible for everyone to attend, but the Network is an unfunded body. We are asking for donations on the day to cover our costs.
Since its formation in September 2012 the PBnetwork has been led by a small steering group, that has worked to guide its development. The gathering will re-visit the terms of reference for the Network and through the participation of its members develop the direction of the network in years to come.
- Find out about getting involved in the PB network