Participatory budgeting

Participatory budgeting launches vote for Wigtownshire projects

The second round of Tackling Poverty participatory budgeting is now live in the Wigtown area

A total of 13 Making Ends Meet projects have progressed to the public voting stage and can be voted on in-person and online.

Projects moving forward look to tackle issues such as food and fuel poverty, rurality and social isolation, as well as address the challenges brought about by the roll-out of Universal Credit.

The public will have a chance to vote on projects at the in-person voting event held at the Castle Kennedy Primary School on Saturday March 9, from 11am to 3pm.

For those who cannot make it on the day or wish to vote electronically, an online voting system has been set up and is now live. The public have a chance to review the projects on-line and then vote for which projects they want to see delivered.

You can find out about each project within Wigtownshire and vote for your favoured ones by visiting HERE.

Jeanette Byers, chairwoman of the Region’s Tackling Poverty Reference Group said: “It’s great that we can get more people involved with Tackling Poverty and PB with the online system. This means that where rurality and transport are barriers, people can participate digitally and still have their voices heard.”

More information can be found on the Council’s Tackling Poverty and PB webpages or by contacting the Council’s Participatory Budgeting Manager on 030 33 33 3000 or at