19th Sep, 2020

Projects stake claim on new cash pot

Rob George 4th Oct, 2019

A RALLYING call has been issued for Vale residents to make their voices on heard on 11 projects across the town which are bidding for a share of a £263,000 Government cash pot.

Evesham Town Council is hosting a public meeting at the Town Hall on Wednesday (October 16) as part of the process in relation to New Homes Bonus (NHB) funding.

All 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.

Evesham Cricket Club chiefs have asked for funding for a new cricket square as part of their relocation to a new ground off Cheltenham Road while volunteers at the town’s Riverside Shopmobility hope to secure cash for new scooters.

A bid has also been made by Transition Vale Evesham for their Growing the Vale Way scheme while Enlighten Evesham chiefs hope to secure money for the next phase of the town’s lighting trail.

Enhancements to Bengeworth Community Hall hope to win support as does a bid for new windows and boiler for Wallace House Community Centre.

Staff Prince Henry’s High School have submitted a bid to improve community and disabled parking facilities for the Arts Centre and Cricket Centre while St Andrew’s CE First School hope to win support for their community hub building.

Avon Navigation Trust chiefs will present more details about their Evesham lock activity centre and the Vale of Evesham Civic Society and Evesham Town Council will highlight their efforts for town centre map signs and the Battleton Brook ‘Natural Networks’ project respectively.

Each of the projects will do a short presentation to explain their project and why it should win funding. There will be a questionnaire to complete in order to provide feedback on each project.

Town clerk Stuart Carter said: “Consultation forms an important part of the process and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible, even those who cannot attend on the night.

Those unable to attend the consultation evening will be able to take part and have their say via an online questionnaire on the Town Council website with information on each project while council chiefs hope to attend town the town’s market to quiz shoppers.

The results of the consultation will be considered by the council and help them decide what projects to Wychavon District Council for further consideration.

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