Environmental improvements participatory budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) allows local people to make decisions about budgets that directly affect them.

We are continuing with an environmental improvement Participatory Budgeting programme where local people nominate projects they feel would benefit their communities and East Ayrshire tenants vote on. Throughout the process we involve local primary schools to take part in voting events.

Participatory budgeting events

In 2018/19, we had five PB events across the four allocation areas.


Area

Amount
Votes
cast
Projects shortlistedProjects to be programmedEvaluations completed

Kirkstyle area plus school visit

£15,000

22

6

5

2

Newton area

£15,000

18

5

2

2

Kilmarnock northwest area

£20,000

26

6

4

5

Catrine area plus school visit

£15,000

46

7

3

0

Patna area – postal vote to 186 tenants plus school visit

£15,000

36

6

4

0

TOTAL

£80,000

148

30

18

9

The budget for each event had been allocated as between £15,000 and £20,000. For more information download our Frequently Asked Questions on Housing Environmental Improvements (PDF 343Kb)

Voting and proposals

This budget comes directly from East Ayrshire Council's Housing Revenue Account. Voting will only be open to tenants and people who live with them over the age of eight. However, we are looking for proposals from anyone living in the community.

We will be looking for housing officers to be part of a PB working group which will include relevant Tenant and Resident Associations and East Ayrshire Federation representatives and members of the community to take initiatives forward as a Steering Group.

We welcome your involvement and support in each project. If you would like to get involved in any capacity please contact our Customer Liaison Team.

2019/20 events

We will be continuing with our programme of community led environmental projects throughout 2019/20, The following areas and budgets have been identified.

  • Stewarton - £20,000
  • Muirkirk - £20,000
  • Darvel - £20,000
  • Riccarton- £20,000

Contact Information

Housing Customer Liaison
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 553591
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