Wed 19th August 2020

Using the Place Standard Tool to generate ideas for PB

Using the Place Standard Tool to generate ideas for PB

The Place Standard Tool can help to create conversations and discussion as part of a Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. The tool helps you to think about both the physical and social aspects of a place. Fife Council and Leven Community Council used the Place Standard Tool to support local people to discuss and generate ideas to allocate £25,000 to regenerate the Leven Prom. The results from the Place Standard exercise were worked up into 9 projects which the local Leven community voted on. To ensure as many people as possible had the opportunity to vote a range of methods was used. Postcards and posting boxes went out to 20 venues including shops, clubs and businesses. Voting also took place at a local supermarket, 5 primary schools, Leven Beach Care Home, and a session at the local cinema. In total, 1460 people voted and a ‘big reveal’ was held in the local cinema at the end of January 2018.