Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Local Residents To Decide How To Spend Money


SHOCK: Local Residents To Decide How To Spend Money!
 Hexham Road estate residents have been given the power to decide how to spend £15,000 on improving the appearance of the estate and the quality of life for people living in the neighbourhood.

The Your Cash, Your Community scheme is a great opportunity to work with the council to share ideas about how to improve your local area or support a community project.

Put Your Idea Forward
If you or a group of your neighbours or fellow residents on the Hexham Road estate have an idea that you think will:

  • Reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Improve the general appearance of the estate
  • Provide activities to increase community spirit
Julie Burnett, RBC Neighbourhood Initiatives Officer, and Carol Shepherd, Chair of Hexham Community Association, will help you develop your idea into a funding bid. They can visit you at home, talk over the phone, or you can come along to the Community Centre on Wednesday 30th May, 10am – 12noon or Wednesday 13th June, 10am – 12noon where we can give you more information and answer your questions about the Your Community, Your Cash scheme.

Presenting Your Bid - And Voting!
All bidders will be asked to present their ideas to the wider community at the Hexham Summer Fun Day on Saturday 7th July 2012. Once all the ideas have been presented we will ask everyone to vote for the projects that could benefit the community the most.

Making Ideas A Reality
We will work with bidders to turn their ideas into reality. If you’re interested in Your Community, Your Cash please contact Julie Burnett, Neighbourhood Initiatives Officer, 0118 937 2685 or email julie.burnett@reading.gov.uk

Come On, You Decide!


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