South Centra£ Decides

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South Centra£ Decides is a participatory budgeting approach used by the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership.  It is an opportunity for local people to have a say in how budgets are allocated in their local area. 

The selection process for the Neighbourhood Environment Programme (NEP) proposals for the 17/18 financial year is now underway.  We sought these proposals from local people and community groups and will now use a Participatory Budgeting process to select the successful projects.

This approach will disburse £60,000 from the roads capital budget of the Neighbourhood Environment Programme and you will be be asked to prioritise how you think the money should be spent.  The purpose of the fund is to deliver improvements in roads and pavements in the South Central area that are not currently already prioritised within the Council's programme of work.

You will be asked to consider 10  different projects with a total value of £396,600 and this can  be done online using the link below.  You can preview the projects here. 

Only residents in the South Central Neighbourhood Partnership area are eligible to participate.  The survey will remain open for participation until midnight 26 January 2018. 

Three pop-up events in local venues in the area are being planned for January.  The date, time and location of each will be communicated in early January. 

In addition to the projects under consideration as part of the process, we are pleased to report that funding has been allocated from other budgets to the following six: 

Nicolson Street (Footway)
Granville Terrace / Gilmore Place (Footway)
Greenbank Lane - North & South (Kerblines)
Greenbank Road - North & South (Kerblines)                                       
Viewcraig Gardens (Dropped Kerb)                                                                               
Nicolson Street / West Nicolson Street / West Richmond Street (Guardrail Removal)           

For further information please contact:

Andrew Gallacher
Lifelong Learning Service Manager - South East Locality
Tel:      0131 529 5129