INTRODUCTION

Your Stirling: You decide is Stirling Council’s version of participatory budgeting, an initiative that gives local people a direct say in how a portion of our budget is spent.

Between March and June 2019 citizens across all seven electoral wards have the chance to influence how to spend £700,000 (£100,000 in each of the seven ward areas).  This year’s process has focussed on infrastructure and environment ideas, including for example, roads, pavements, parks, playgrounds and public spaces.

Ideas were generated across a 6 week period from 4th March to the 14th April and we received over 760 ideas.  Over the last six weeks the project team have been working with budget delegates (citizens who expressed an interest in being part of the process) to review all of the ideas received and screen them against the criteria that we set and work them into proposals for people to vote on.

We now have 193 proposals for citizens to vote.  You are eligible to vote if you are of high school age and above for the proposals in the ward area in which you live.  The voting stage will be open from Monday 27th May until Sunday 23rd June.

You will be able to vote once for the ideas in your ward area. You will be asked to select 5 proposals and must select all 5 for your vote to count.

 

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