Now in its fifth year, the People’s Budget in Frome gives residents direct, meaningful choices about how a proportion of the budget is spent whilst also gaining the positive effect of well engaged community supported events and projects.
It allows you to:
- Have the chance to be involved
- Be given all of the information to make your choice
- Know how your vote will count
- Collectively make the final decisions
There are two different votes:
The People’s Budget: Town Vote
The town vote allocates funding to projects to be realised in the coming year. Projects must be in line with Frome Town Council’s strategic plan but will only be delivered if voted for. This year in order to get a positive, representative result we have consulted Frome residents about what projects they would like to see put forward, and we will run a single transferable vote. This means that respondents will be asked to choose a first and a second preference project. If no one project has a majority of first choice votes the votes for the project with the fewest votes will be reallocated to their second preference. Therefore, we get a project backed by the majority of voters.
The People’s Budget: Events
Funding from Frome Town Council goes to community events through the People’s Budget Vote. Frome groups looking to put on events over the coming year have a chance to pitch to local residents for a portion of this budget.