Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Islington Borough
London
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://finsburypark.wordpress.com/archives/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting

CASE

Islington People's Project in Finsbury Park Ward (London, UK)

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Islington Borough
London
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://finsburypark.wordpress.com/archives/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting
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In Finsbury Park, located in London's Islington borough, local residents were given the opportunity to vote on which project they felt funds should be directed towards, as a democratic initiative to increase citizen involvement.

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Problems and Purpose

In 2009, residents of the Finsbury Park ward voted on one of three local projects as part of the Islington People's Project. The three organisations, The Whittaker Centre and Pilion Trust, CASA Family Service, Islington Somali Community and St Mark's Church, attended the People's Project event so citizens could come visit and meet them and find out more about their work and what they would do if granted the £28,000 as the winning project.

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

Participant Recruitment and Selection 

Methods and Tools Used 

This initiative uses participatory budgeting, an increasingly common method of democratic innovation broadly described as "a decision-making process through which citizens deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources." There are many benefits associated with participatory budgeting including increased civic and democratic education; increased government transparency; and an increased opportunity for participation by historically marginalized populations [1]

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects 

Analysis and Lessons Learned 

See Also

Participatory Budgeting  

Hampshire County's 'Have Your Say' Participatory Budgeting 

Frodsham Participatory Budgeting (Cheshire, UK) 

References 

External Links

https://finsburypark.wordpress.com/archives/ 

Notes

Lead Image: Finsbury Park https://goo.gl/ZET9Nn