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At 15:25 on June 30, 2011, Simon Skidmore said…

Hello Alan, 

I would be delighted to have a chat further with you about it. The best time to contact me would be tomorrow afternoon as I am away from the office then until Monday 11th July. please e-mail me on infocensthelens@gmail.com 

At 11:30 on June 30, 2011, Andy Benson said…

Alan - yes interested but echo the other comments here. The technique can be useful but needs to be married to forms of local organising that recognise and counter in-build power imbalances in these relationships.Without that we are most likely to remain locked out of local decision making....

 

regards,

 

Andy

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At 11:21 on June 29, 2011, Kate Gordon said…
Hi Alan - I have been trying to understand what PB actually means in reality in this country.  From the examples I've seen, it's never amounted to much more than councils giving local people a menu of pre-set options amounting to next to no % of the budget, telling them to take their pick, and then telling them they made a choice through a democratic process.  Sometimes wonder if it's just me... so, yes, I am interested in finding out more about the campaign, thanks.

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