People in Causeway Coast & Glens areas of Cross Glebe, Harpur's Hill & Cushendall have been submitting ideas that would benefit thier community. It is part of a concept called Participatory Budgeting (PB), a process when people to have a direct say in how local money is spent.. Waste No Time (WNoT) project team have been developing and piloting PB in Causeway Coast & Glens area.
Since launching in January people have been generating and submitting ideas. The deadline for ideas has now closed and a delighted WNoT team are overwhlemed receiving 34 fabulous ideas bids! Two voting events are to take place - Harpur's HIll/Cross Glebe on 19th April and Cushendall on 26th April. At these family events people get to vote which ideas get the investment whilst also having a great night out. More details www.wastenotime.net
The Waste No Time project is an experiment in people powered democracy happening across the Causeway Coast & Glens Council area. People have been creatively sharing the stories that matter to them and exploring why people believe it’s a ‘waste of time’ talking to us, talking to ‘that lot’, talking to ‘them up there’. The First Course of street theatre, pop-up cafes and interactive events began a creative conversation between a diverse group of citizens and councilors considering this key sentence “if citizens are not at the table, might they end up on the menu?” This has led to the second course - The BIG Dish Out.
Waste No Time (WNoT) partners are: Building Community Resource Centre; Beyond Skin; Charo Lanao-Madden; Corrymeela; Rural Community Network; Triangle Housing; CAN: Triangle Housing; Jez Hall (Shared Future CIC), Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council & Building Change Trust.