Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a budget. PB gives people real power to make real decisions over real money. The process was first developed in Brazil in 1989, and there are now over 1,500 participatory budgets around the world, most at the municipal level.
It is an exciting way to give people a stake in the money that is being spent in their name, and often results in greater efficiency and innovation in how that money is spent. Because of this, Walton CLP Executive Committee have allocated £1000 to a Participatory Budgeting project for Walton CLP Members and are now inviting you to decide how this is spent.
At the January CLP meeting, there was a lively political education workshop which brought together a fantastic range of ideas from the membership. In order to build on this, you can now also submit any ideas you might have using the form below.
We all want to build on the fantastic work that we’re already doing – the Community Clean Ups, the Membership Packs, our Walton CLP Hi-Viz jackets and the Political Education programme. Suggestions can cover any of the main activities of the CLP – Campaigning, Community Engagement and Developing the Membership and finances have already been earmarked for election leaflets, the regular costs of administering the CLP, so think bold!
Suggestions are currently being collected, and will be fed back to the membership for voting on in a forthcoming CLP meeting.