You Decide! comprised a series of events, during which "the residents who attended were informed about the services on offer, had an opportunity to deliberate about the services with other members of their community and then had the chance to decide which services should be purchased. Subsequent to the events the Local Area Partnership (LAP) Steering groups - made up of residents, councillors and service providers – had a large say in how the service should be operated on the ground and also a role in monitoring that service going forward".
It was initiated by government and encourages people to participate through public assembly and special events. You Decide! was local in orientation and concerned with economy, neighbourhood & communit and public services.
It was launched in January 2009 and April 2009. 815 people participated.