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
Number of votes
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
- Local Community Working Group supported to plan and shape each stage of the process
- 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
- Work at a pace directed by the community – trust in the process and each other is central