Dundee's Voice Launched

Dundee

Dundee City Council is today encouraging sign ups to a new digital participation platform that aims to seek the views of Dundonians across the length and breadth of the city. 

Dundee’s voice is a tool for citizen engagement that the council hopes will become one of the main channels for open dialogue with citizens and community involvement that will influence and shape what happens in Dundee.

The website uses an open-source software called CONSUL, developed by COSLA on behalf of Scotland's 32 Local Authorities, which allows citizens to vote, discuss & comment on projects in their local communities. 

The site has been used since last year as part of the application process for the Dundee Climate Fund and will later this month be used for the voting stage.

Leader of Dundee City Council, Cllr John Alexander said: “I am delighted to see the launch of this important new channel for the people of Dundee.   

“It is very important that the council engages with people across the city to hear about their views, opinions and priorities for their communities.

“Please sign up today and be ready for the upcoming Dundee Climate Fund Vote.” 

Convener of Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Heather Anderson said: “Dundee’s Voice is going to help us hear directly from you and your community. We want as many people as possible to sign up to ensure as wide a range of voices as possible are heard.

“Dundee’s Voice will help us develop and support projects right across the city. I encourage you to sign up today."

Dundee’s Voice leads on from successful participatory budget exercises such as Dundee Decides which saw 11,000+ people vote over an eight-week period in 2018 on £1.2 million of funding for 30 projects across Dundee.

Everyone who lives in Dundee that is aged 11 or above is eligible to sign up. You can sign up today on Dundee’s Voice website or activate an existing MyGov/MyDundee account.

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