On the 27th January around 35 people gathered for a day of presentations and discussions around building effective and innovative participatory budgeting experiences in the UK.
Key messages emerged around building the network’s communication strategy and moving towards becoming pro-active in seeking funding and partnerships. Susan Ritchie will be the new acting chair for the network. Susan has been involved for many years in some of the most interesting innovations in PB, and is currently focusing on working within Police forces on deepening citizen engagement. She takes over from Davy Jones, who has done a great job steering the network over the last 18 months. Spanning its first tentative inaugural gathering in September 2012, up until today’s successful conference.
Feedback from participants was excellent, with praise for all the speakers who presented examples of both recent work and also of new opportunities for the network and for participatory practices in the UK.
Download the presentations (all in PDF format)
- 1. Jez Hall. Introducing the PB Network
- 2. Corinne Walton. Scaling up PB in Durham
- 3. Shaw Anderson. Glasgow Community Budgeting
- 4. Jez Hall. Council vs community
- 5. Robert Rutherfoord. Our Place
- 6. Steve Corbett. PB and Social Empowerment
- 7. Alan Budge. Community in the driving seat
- 8. Sue Ritchie. Policing and democracy
The Participatory Budgeting Network would like to thank the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, including its staff, researchers and students, for making our event possible.
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