Sharkin Plan-It

PB theme or issue

Little and Big ideas of benefit to the local community – the Sharkin Plan-It process combined a PB and village planning process.

PB eligibility criteria

Safe, Legal, and Feasible

Age to vote

9 Years and up

Number of votes

10 - votes were prioritised 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - 10 Votes for the idea you want to support most, 9 for the next, and so on.

Example of winning ideas

There were 21 winning ideas ranging from: gear for runners, flowers for Main Street, Karate Club Equipment, Community Allotments, Fun Day for Local Schools, Access to Drumbolcan Woods, Tree Planting, Summer Soccer School and Football Camp, Christmas Party for Young People and Workshops on Grief, to name a few.

Top three tips from the organisers

  1. Local Community Working Group supported to plan and shape each stage of the process
  2. Dedicated time and space allocated to having conversations with the community about the process and how to get involved. This included fun community events e.g. Treasure Hunt and Treasure Festival to animate and build interest and excitement about the PB process
  3. Work at a pace directed by the community – trust in the process and each other is central

Further information and evaluations

Project images

Project details

Name of PB Project:

Sharkin Plan-It




Rasharkin Village and Surrounding Area

Local Council Area:

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council


Northern Area Community Network, Community Working Group, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Multi-Disciplinary Social Work Team, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Community Places and PB Works

Amount awarded through the PB Project: