Once more the people of Frome are being asked to have their say on Frome Events. Residents of Frome can now register to be on the People’s Budget Panel for a chance to have their say on public events that happen in Frome in 2018.
After the success of last year, Frome Town Council is relaunching the People’s Budget and since November the Council have been asking people to come forward with their event ideas. Community groups and individuals who meet the criteria will go on to pitch their ideas to a panel of local Frome residents and they will make the final decision on how the £25000 budget is spent on voting day, the 17 March.
Frome Town Councillor Toby Eliot said “We’ve seen from last year how well this can work. Last year the money went towards some great events: School Travel Challenge, Fair housing for Frome, Cycle Powered Cinema, The Big Disability Diversity Day, Word Up! Frome FM Party in the Park, and finally the Christmas Lantern Procession. It’s a great chance for any town resident to decide what they want to see happening in Frome. More importantly you get to decide how we spend the town’s events budget. Whatever the collective decision is; that’s what will happen.”
Anyone over the age of 10 can apply to be on the panel, under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. You must live in Frome and be able to come and spend Saturday morning at the Football Club on 17th March from 9.30 – 12.00pm. Here you will listen to the pitches from the community groups and vote on each project. Lunch is then offered and you are invited to hear the results which will be announced at 12.30pm
The closing date for registration is 5pm Sunday 11 March. Please register by sending you name, age and your postcode here putting People’s Panel in the subject line or complete the form below.
To find out how you can take part in the People’s Budget go to www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/peoples-budget-events/