Paris and Participatory Budgeting: reflections from Glasgow on the PB study visit to Paris

What Works Scotland supported a two-day study visit to Paris for members of the Glasgow Participatory Budgeting (PB) Collaborative Action Research (CAR) group plus a Glasgow City Council elected member, along with staff from Fife Council and What Works Scotland.

Paris and Participatory Budgeting: perceptions, participation and parallels from a Fife perspective

Fife is one of four community planning partnership areas working with What Works Scotland. In Fife the WWS enquiry has focused on exploring 3 themes at local level in Kirkcaldy: a school intervention initiative, the development of local welfare hub

Community Anchors

This think piece reflects on the potential of multi-purpose, independent community-led organisations, often called community anchors, to lead on ‘highly localised’ service design and delivery, and related local economic, social and democratic developments.