Residents asked to share ideas and decide on real projects for their neighbourhoods.
Your ideas, your vote, your neighbourhood.
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 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. This year, individual projects can receive a maximum of $30,000.
Residents are encouraged to submit their project ideas between August 19 and September 24, online at getinvolved.london.ca/NDM. Following the submission deadline, ideas will be reviewed by City staff for feasibility, working with residents to develop their idea into a one-page proposal. A community vote will take place online and in person at London’s 16 public libraries on Saturday, November 9. An idea bank and examples of past funded projects are available online to help Londoners brainstorm ideas.
“Neighbourhood Decision Making is a great way for Londoners, no matter how old they are, or where they may originally be from, to have a say in how our city spends money in their neighbourhoods” said Mayor Ed Holder. “They’re the ones living there, and they’re the ones who can rally their neighbours to support a project they’re passionate about.”
In 2018, over 200 ideas were submitted and more than 7,000 Londoners helped decide what neighbourhood enhancement projects were funded. An Idea Bank and examples of past funded projects are available online to help Londoners brainstorm ideas.
“Residents know their neighbourhoods best,” said Lynne Livingstone, Deputy City Manager. “That’s why supporting neighbourhood decision making is a great way to engage all Londoners and strengthen all of London’s neighbourhoods.”
More information about Neighbourhood Decision Making is available online at getinvolved.london.ca/NDM.