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Our Money, Our Planet in Wigan

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Made in Wigan Shop

Unit 2, The Galleries

Hope Street

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In July 2019 Wigan Council declared a Climate Emergency

PB Partners are delivering a series of free events across the UK in response to the Climate Emergency. Join us on the 16th Sept in Wigan.

Participatory Budgeting is an effective way for local authorities, and other statutory bodies to respond to this existential threat, and mobilise and enable communities take action themselves.

This event will be an opportunity for residents, climate activists, voluntary sector organisations and the public sector to contribute their ideas and learn about...

Our Money, Our Planet’: Participatory Budgeting and the Green New Deal

This workshop links to a recent blog:
Participatory Budgeting and the Green New Deal




This is the 6th in a series of free events across the UK

Participatory Budgeting (PB) – where people vote directly on spending priorities in their local areas has demonstrated its success at mobilising and enthusing communities around issues that matter to them.

In the UK, Scotland has been taking the lead in Participatory Budgeting. All 32 Local Authority areas engaged in some form of PB, and the aspiration is to allocate 1% of all Local Authority budgets through PB, equating to over £100m per year. PBPartners are now promoting the use of Participatory Budgeting for Councils that have declared a climate emergency.... over 200 so far. Including Wigan.

Find out more about this series of events and where else they have been held here




Benefit for you

The workshop will provide an opportunity to develop ideas around how PB can best help tackle our impending climate crisis at a local level. You will be able to network with like minded people, and explore in a lively and practical way how to apply Participatory Budgeting in your own context or community.

After all, it is our money, and it is our only planet.



This free participatory event will be facilitated by

Jez Hall, PB Partners
Read Jez's profile here



Delivered in Partnership with Abram Ward Community Cooperative and Made in Wigan

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