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26th Jun, 2022

Chance to speak out on homes bonus cash

Rob George 24th Mar, 2021

A RALLYING call has been issued for Vale residents to make their voices on heard on two applications bidding for a share of New Homes Bonus (NHB) funding.

Evesham Town Council have asked town residents to have their say on a proposal from town chiefs for an updated sensory garden outside the Almonry, adjacent to the entrance to All Saints Church and a new flagpole at a cost of £20,000.

A £40,000 bid from Evesham Baptist Church for a ‘Changing Places’ disabled facility has also been submitted for consideration.

Both of the schemes are bidding for a share of the cash given to Wychavon District Council by the Government for the number of houses that have been built and occupied in Evesham

The projects are not competing against each other for funding and residents can support each one or none of them.

Town chiefs have asked residents to consider whether they think it offers value for money, how it will benefit the town and the community, what long-term legacy it will or will not have and whether they think the project is a good one.

Stuart Carter, Evesham Town Clerk said: “The town council is really keen to hear what the people of Evesham think about each of these projects.

“Consultation forms an important part of the process and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible.

The results of the consultation will be considered by the council and assist them in their decision as to whether to formally submit each project to Wychavon District Council for NHB funding.

Visit www.eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk for more information.

The deadline for completed surveys is May 31.

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