Participatory budgeting

Danderhall and District Decide

Residents from Danderhall and District are coming together to discuss and decide how £30,000 of public money is spent to improve their area.

The theme for the projects is Community Wellbeing and there are 3 proposals. Residents can vote for the 3 proposals they think should be funded in order of preference.

Proposals for funding

Community Resources and Equipment

This is a joint proposal by Danderhall’s community groups, including:

  • Danderhall Gala Day
  • Danderhall Playgroup
  • Danderhall Miners Welfare Social Club
  • Danderhall Amateurs Football team.

The proposal will support the purchase of resources and equipment that will provide a sustainable future for our volunteer committees and community groups. It will support the capacity of village groups to share resources and develop activities to encourage residents to come together and increase and develop ‘community wellbeing in the village’.

Accessible equipment in the large park

To fit equipment accessible for people with a disability.

'Improve surface of pathways in the park'

Change surface of pathways in the park to increase accessibility for all

Discussion and voting events

  • Saturday 7 March 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Danderhall Library, 1a Campview, Danderhall
  • Tuesday 10 March, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Danderhall Library, 1a Campview, Danderhall

There will be ballot boxes in the Health Centre, the Leisure Centre, the Primary School the Miners Welfare Club, the Library and the Church Hall.

Online voting

Or you can vote online:

More information

Email: [email protected]
or Phone 0131 270 6744

Who does what?

Danderhall, Newton Village and Millerhill residents will be part of the whole process including:

  • helping to identify local issues and priorities
  • proposing an idea
  • providing input and feedback on ideas
  • voting on final spending proposals.

The Communities and Lifelong Learning team will:

  • facilitate discussions and meetings, and help everyone take part
  • act as contact between Council staff and the communities.

The steering group will:

  • communicate progress on ideas/proposals
  • offer feedback and technical assistance on spending proposals
  • verify the eligibility of ideas/proposals against set criteria
  • facilitate and oversee online participation
  • co‚Äźordinate the vote and count
  • provide regular updates throughout the process.

Steering group members include

  • Elected members

Community representatives

  • Miners Club
  • Community Council
  • Church of Scotland
  • Calvary Chapel
  • Gala Committee
  • Playgroup
  • Rainbows
  • Midlothian Council Communities and Lifelong Learning