London residents are asked to share their ideas to help make their neighbourhoods even better as the Neighbourhood Decision Making program rolls out across London this fall. A total of $250,000 annually is available to enhance neighbourhoods across the city, giving Londoners an opportunity to decide how to spend a portion of the public budget in their neighbourhood.
Residents are encouraged to submit their project ideas between September 15 and October 27, online at getinvolved.london.ca/NDM. A community vote will take place online and in person at London’s 16 public libraries on Saturday, November 18. An idea bank and examples of past funded projects are available online to help Londoners brainstorm ideas.
"We are a city of neighbourhoods and I am excited to see all of the innovative ideas Londoners bring forward," said Mayor Matt Brown. “Vibrant, connected, and engaged neighbourhoods are the building blocks of our strong community.”
“Residents know their neighbourhoods best,” said Lynne Livingstone, Managing Director, Neighbourhood, Children & Fire Services. “Supporting neighbourhood decision making is a great way to engage residents and strengthen all of London’s neighbourhoods.”
Neighbourhood Decision Making is a key component in creating vibrant, connected and engaged neighbourhoods as outlined in the City of London's Strategic Plan. It is also a core program of the London Strengthening Neighbourhoods Strategy (2017-2020).
More information about Neighbourhood Decision Making is available online at getinvolved.london.ca/NDM.