Related Information

This page contains information on each of the Community Choices sections, what they are for, and how they work.

  • Participatory Democracy
  • Participatory Budgeting
  • Other sections of Community Choices will be activated as the platform evolves over time with different engagement and participation opportunities


Participatory Democracy

In the Participatory Democracy section communities can actively participate in preparing policies and plans.

Features of this section include:

  • Open debates regarding key points of policies and plans from the earliest opportunity.
  • Discussions on how best to implement policies and plans.
  • Prioritising elements of policies and plans.
  • Suggesting additions or amendments to policies and plans.
  • Review and comment on draft policies and plans, and consider responses to other comments.


Participatory Budgeting

In the Participatory Budgeting section communities can actively partcipate and decide on how a specifi budget is spent.

Features of this section include:

  • Communities can view available budgets and timescales involved.
  • Communities can propose a project for the budget.
  • Everyone gets a vote on the priority of projects.
  • Implementation of the project can be updated and tracked.