Weeknotes: People Participate in Frome, w/c 16th  September 2019

Headlines

  • This week, we’re really busy getting everything prepared for a Participatory Budgeting event in Frome with Frome Town Council on Sunday. 
  • We’re starting to work with Glasgow to look at a narrative for the project, to ensure it makes sense and is relatable to people from the community, council officers, and elected members for example.

Last week…

  • We developed plans for our Frome workshop
  • Continued to agree plans with Glasgow City Council

This week we will…

  • Carry out a Participatory Budgeting event this Sunday in Frome. This will bring a randomly selected pool of citizen volunteers together to shortlist proposals ahead of their Town Vote. We’ll be sharing more about how the event works afterwards. We are also asking our participants a bit about their attitudes to taking part, and will be sharing the results. We’re excited to explore and test the approach.

What we’re thinking…

  • We’re trying to bring together our programme partners to map out a way forward for phase two of the Public Square programme – how it can add most value to the sector and make the biggest impact. 

And finally…

  • Some of you might be involved in supporting the commissioning of or design of a citizens’ assembly. This week The Democratic Society and The RSA produced a guide to reporting on citizens’ assemblies – ensuring they are a transparent and trusted process by all!