The membership voting
The membership voting

After allocating £1000 to a Participatory Budgeting project for Walton CLP Members,  the CLP’s Executive Committee are now inviting the CLP membership to decide how it is spent.

From more than 50 ideas that were proposed by the membership, the Radical Finance Committee* have created the below shortlist. The membership will vote on this to decide how the money gets spent at the CLP AGM on the 17th October (as everything proposed on the shortlist costs significantly less than £1000, at least two ideas will be selected).
*The Radical Finance Committee is an informal group, that meets irregularly and is open to all within the CLP.

£500 Projector Show films / save paper in meetings by projecting documents.
Project political messages in outside spaces.
.
£350 Fuel / lunch / minibus Visit the Centre for Alternative Technology.
.
£500 Artist fee / materials An open call for artists to suggest projects.
.
£300 Bus Signage Magnetic CLP signage to stick on minbuses that
we borrow / hire from elsewhere
.
£300 Community Garden
“Walton in Bloom” – Turn some of our green spots into
community gardens and grow fruit & veg. Plant
wildflowers on green space and beside roads.
Flower arrangements in strategic locations.

The ideas were collected during a lively political education workshop at the January CLP meeting, as well as online in the months since. When inviting suggestions, people were encouraged to think as broadly as possible and propose activity that fitted into any of the main activities of the CLP – Campaigning, Community Engagement and Developing the Membership.

The longlist of viable ideas, as well as those that the Radical Finance Committee rejected as not viable can be viewed here.

For more information, see the previous blog post on Participatory Budgeting.

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