How to get People to Involved?

Voice Your Choice
Communities R US
Richard Edwards & Alister Shaw
PB: A Successful Method of
Getting People to Get involved
WHY? Its a wilderness
PB: Not just a

£ thing!

Meaningful Engagement: if you are serious
about people influencing you have to
give them the mea...
Manton’s Process
Budget Bingo: Priority Setting
Tailoring Approaches: things to watch!
Tailoring Approaches: go to the
voters
Tailoring Approaches: Get out there!
Primary Outcome: Not the £, but the
turnout!
Secondary Outcome: Do People
Influence?
District 25%

National Average 30%

Manton 41%
Sources : Place Survey & Local Inde...
Secondary Outcome: Promotes that
Community Engagement is worthwhile
In 2004:
Poor Engagement
Blame culture rife between
pu...
Secondary Outcome: What Services do
because of PB
• Attracts additional investment
• Tracks local need
• Delivers services...
Finally

Trust the People
Richard Edwards & Alister Shaw
Participatory Budgeting Alister Shaw
Participatory Budgeting Alister Shaw
Participatory Budgeting Alister Shaw
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  • Started PB in Manton three years ago, known locally as Voice your Choice
    2007/8 254 took part
    2008/9 820 took part
    This map is of the Manton Pathfinder area and shows 2009/10 - 1528 residents voted in VYC of 6300 population of Manton – this is 24% of the population
    Average number of people who vote in PB across the country is 80 people
  • Geoff was a none voting Mantoner – who now votes because he wants to
    PB promotes and complements democracy
    50% of those registered in the South East Ward which Manton is in voted in this years General and local elections, this figure has been as low as 17% - now looking into the direct impact of being part of PB – 3rd of current sample asked from Manton voted in recent general and local elections following taking part in VYC
  • Participatory Budgeting Alister Shaw

    1. 1. How to get People to Involved? Voice Your Choice Communities R US Richard Edwards & Alister Shaw
    2. 2. PB: A Successful Method of Getting People to Get involved
    3. 3. WHY? Its a wilderness
    4. 4. PB: Not just a £ thing! Meaningful Engagement: if you are serious about people influencing you have to give them the means to do it.
    5. 5. Manton’s Process
    6. 6. Budget Bingo: Priority Setting
    7. 7. Tailoring Approaches: things to watch!
    8. 8. Tailoring Approaches: go to the voters
    9. 9. Tailoring Approaches: Get out there!
    10. 10. Primary Outcome: Not the £, but the turnout!
    11. 11. Secondary Outcome: Do People Influence? District 25% National Average 30% Manton 41% Sources : Place Survey & Local Independent Impact Assessment
    12. 12. Secondary Outcome: Promotes that Community Engagement is worthwhile In 2004: Poor Engagement Blame culture rife between public sector & people “No one listens to me” By 2010: 60% of the population Engaged Trust levels arguably highest in generations 57% people think area getting better 41% Feel they influence “I am somebody”
    13. 13. Secondary Outcome: What Services do because of PB • Attracts additional investment • Tracks local need • Delivers services that are co-owned by Public Sector & People • Shows that people are part of the solution rather than passive consumers of public services. • Improves relationships between Public Sector & local people. • Grows the depth of Community Engagement
    14. 14. Finally Trust the People Richard Edwards & Alister Shaw

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