Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Frodsham
Cheshire
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
http://www.frodshamcc.co.uk/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Hearings/Meetings

CASE

Frodsham Participatory Budgeting (Cheshire, UK)

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Frodsham
Cheshire
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
http://www.frodshamcc.co.uk/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Hearings/Meetings
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Participatory budgeting was used in Frodsham, of Cheshire, England, to involve local communities in deciding where local funds should be directed. The 2011 project promoted democratic engagement.

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Problems and Purpose

In February 2011 a participatory budget event took place in Frodsham. This event allowed the local communities, charities and groups to select who should receive funds in their area. Fifteen organisations were invited to Frodsham Community Centre and each made a three minute presentation. Each group was then given three tokens to vote on each other’s projects to decide three winners. These three winners were then awarded £1000 each from the local Cheshire West and Chester Councilors’ own personal member budgets.

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 

References 

External Links

Town Council Meeting Notes https://goo.gl/GJUhQx [dead link]

Frodsham Community Centre: http://www.frodshamcc.co.uk/ 

http://frodshamtories.blogspot.com/2011/ 

Notes

Lead Image: Frodsham Council https://goo.gl/2HsWeC