The People’s Budget – Town Vote

The People’s Budget is about local people voting to make direct decisions about how local public budgets are spent. £10,000 of the Council’s 2019/20 budget is available for a project to be decided on by the Town Vote.

Review the projects and vote in the box below:

This year we wanted that project to come from members of the public and so as part of our Have Your Say consultation we asked people:

  • What is your favourite thing about living in Frome and why?
  • What one thing would you like to see happen in your neighbourhood?
  • How would you spend £10,000 to improve the lives of the people of Frome?

We set up a working group who are reviewed the ideas and thought about how these could be put into action.  All ideas that are eligible went forwards – you can see these criteria here.

The Working Group & their role

These ideas were published on an online discussion site Your Priorities for a month until 18 September at 9am and here residents could add ideas, express support for other people’s and add comments.

Find Projects here

A shortlisting workshop took place to select five of these ideas to go through to a public vote. We asked for volunteers to take part in this event and invited a group of these volunteers from different parts of Frome to make this choice.


The shortlisted projects for 2019 are: Intergenerational project connecting the generations through the things that they love; a youth workers Project; the Frome Bursary, to support young people’s access to arts, sports and music opportunities; an Accessible Community Allotment; Frome voice, a project designed to bring the community together.

To keep up to date with the process, its outcomes and to find out about all council projects sign up to our clerks update:

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