Your Stirling: You Decide is Stirling’s version of participatory budgeting, an initiative that gives local people a direct say in how a portion of our budget is spent.

Between March 2019 and June 2019, citizens across Stirling’s seven electoral wards will have the chance to influence how to spend £700,000 of public money (£100,000 in each of the seven ward areas). This year the money can be used for infrastructure and the environment. This could include for example – roads, pavements, parks, playgrounds or public spaces.

Anyone who lives or works in the area, including local groups can give us an idea of what the money should be spent on. Ideas will be developed before being voted on by people living in the ward. Those receiving the most votes will be taken forward by services. The Project Team, who will turn the ideas into voting proposals, will include Budget Delegates. Budget Delegates are members of the public, of high school age and above, who live in the area and would like to represent the public on the Project Team. For more information and to express your interest see the Budget Delegate Pack on our website.

We would welcome any ideas you have and any volunteers to be Budget Delegates. More information on the process, how to submit an idea and how to be involved is available here