Liverpool City Council’s Neighbourhood Management Services, working with Liverpool Charity & Voluntary Services, would like to invite you to an information event on ‘Participatory Budgeting’ that will take place this month at:

St Hilda’s CE High School, Croxteth Drive, L17 3AL, Thursday 22 April, 5-7pm

Free buffet and refreshments

Free raffle – for your chance to win an iconic Liverpool souvenir

During 2009/10, Liverpool City Council delivered a Participatory Budgeting event in each ward in the city. These ‘Community Funding Events’ gave local residents the opportunity to vote on funding for project ideas submitted by local voluntary and community groups that would most benefit their community and almost £270,000 was distributed to a wide variety of projects in this way.

During 2010/11, Participatory Budgeting will be further progressed in Liverpool, ensuring that you, as a resident, can participate in the allocation of available financial resources for the benefit of your community. This means you can have a real say in what happens where you live and help make some real changes in your community.

At the information event you will find out:

What is Participatory Budgeting?
What does it mean to you as a resident?
What are the benefits?
How can I become involved in shaping services and making my community a better place to live?

We look forward to seeing you there; feel free to invite your friends and neighbours. If you have any questions regarding the content of this letter or have any special requirements that would enable you to attend then please contact your local Neighbourhood Management Team by contacting Liverpool Direct on 0151 233 3000.

Yours sincerely

Karen Lewis, Neighbourhood Performance Manager, Neighbourhood Management Services
Rita Kenwright, PB Development Officer, Neighbourhood Management Services