Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Hampton Bishop
Herefordshire
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/4336326.Villagers_given_say_on_how_cash_will_be_spent/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online

CASE

‘People-Proofed’ Budgets in Herefordshire, England

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Hampton Bishop
Herefordshire
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/4336326.Villagers_given_say_on_how_cash_will_be_spent/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online
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In order for local communities to become more democratically engaged and have an avenue for their local concerns, the Hampton Bishop Parish Council in Herefordshire used participatory budgeting to "people-proof" their proposals.

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Problems and Purpose

In 2009, Hampton Bishop Parish Council set aside £500 of its £6,500 annual Precept and sought the views of local residents as to how it was spent [1]. This followed a recent wave of people power which swept across Herefordshire, fuelled by the need to ensure local communities identify local priorities, to maximise the impact of local benefit despite reduced local resources. In 2010 ten parish councils across Herefordshire worked to the PB ethos. Parish Council Precepts for 2012/13 was ‘people proofed’ and the Unitary Authority explored the possibility of working through Parish Councils to gain local views on their draft budget. This process enlivens and strengthens local communities as funding is focused on the wishes of local people. The ‘feel good’ factor flourishes, even through an economic downturn.

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 

[1] Hereford Times (2009, May 5). "Villagers given say on how cash will be spent." Hereford Times. Retrieved from http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/4336326.Villagers_given_say_on_how_cas...

External Links

Overview from the Herefordshire Association of Local Councils: https://goo.gl/rtL6Gn [dead link]

Notes

Lead Image: Hampton Bishop Parish Council https://goo.gl/5WFyWJ