Danderhall and District decides

Residents in Midlothian’s Danderhall and District will soon be able to decide how £30,000 of public money is spent to help meet the priorities of their community.

Participatory budgeting

As part of a participatory budgeting project organised by Midlothian Council, residents and local groups are being encouraged to come up with ideas on how the budget should be spent, after which the community will come together to discuss and vote on the projects they want to take forward.

Community wellbeing

The money can be used for projects aimed at improving community wellbeing. This includes buying or improving local infrastructure, council buildings, land or equipment. The minimum spend for each project is £10,000.

Discussing priorities

“This initiative follows on from a similar participatory budgeting exercise launched recently in Dalkeith/Woodburn,” said the council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Russell Imrie.  “I would encourage everyone in the area to get involved in discussing priorities and making decisions which can deliver benefits for the community.”

Your ideas

‘Ideas generation’ events are being held on:

  • Tuesday 17 September at Danderhall Leisure Centre from 5 to 7pm
  • Sunday 22 September at Danderhall Miners Club from 12 to 3pm

All local residents are welcome to attend.

Find out more

If you need assistance in attending these events or would like more information:

27 Aug 2019