Motherwell Participatory Budgeting initiative - Registration + Voting  

Communities in Motherwell, Wishaw/Shotts will soon have the opportunity to decide how public money is spent in their area.

Communities in Motherwell, Wishaw and Shotts will soon have the opportunity to decide how public money is spent in their area.

People who live in these towns and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to vote on a list of projects such as new play areas, environmental improvements and ideas celebrating local history and heritage.

Voting opens on Monday 19 August and runs until Friday September 6.

To register to vote visit : https://nla.communitychoices.scot

People can choose how to vote; either online or by using more traditional methods.

Around £500,000 in public money is available; £150,000 for Motherwell and £350,000 for Wishaw and local people are eligible to vote as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • You need to be at least 8 years old
  • You must have a Motherwell, Shotts or Wishaw & District post code (including Allanton, Harthill, Salsburgh and other outlying villages)
  • Each person will be able to vote for four projects and all votes must be used.

There are 2 events being held by local groups at which information and support with registration and voting will be available:
 
-Ward 18: Community Action Newarthill Open Day , 3-7pm on Thursday 22 August in Newarthill Community Centre, High Street, Newarthill.
 
-Ward 17 : Forgewood Housing Co-op Fun Day, 3:30-7:30pm on Thursday 29 August in Pat Cullinan CC, Logans Road, North Motherwell.

For more information, see the North Lanarkshire Council website.