When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 7pm
Where: Kirkgate Community Centre
- Minutes of previous meeting
- Police report.
- Election of New Office Bearers.
Newly elected chairperson will chair the remainder of the meeting
- Approval of Annual Report
- Roles and responsibilities within LHNCC.
Discussion of previously circulated papers prepared by Blyth McLucas.
- Date of next Meeting (September)
(adapted from an email from Citizen Participation Network.)
New: Community Choices Fund announced for 2017/18
The Scottish Government has announced the £1.5 million fund will be open for applications until 21st July 2017.
First launched in 2016/17, the Community Choices Fund has supported participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.
For 2017/18, £1.5 million of the Community Choices Fund is available in two categories of £750,000 each:
- Category one for Public Authorities which includes Local Authorities and other Public Bodies.
- Category two for Community Organisations and Community Councils.
The fund aims to support PB activity which will significantly expand opportunities for more local people to make decisions on local spending priorities and contribute to local participatory democracy.
Targeted particularly at work in deprived areas, the fund aims to build on the support provided by the Scottish Government for PB since 2014 as part of a broader agenda around democratic innovation and engaged citizenship.
The closing date for applications is midnight 21 July 2017.
More information: https://pbscotland.scot/blog/2017/6/9/community-choices-fund-announced-for-201718
(The following information was sent my Loraine Duckworth, of Edinburgh Council.) Continue reading
To confirm – the hustings will be on Tuesday 30 May. We apologise for any confusion caused by the mistake in our previous post, which has now been corrected.
Drill your general election candidates!
Date: Tuesday 30 May 2017
Where: Out of the Blue, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
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