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Views sought on homes cash

Evesham Editorial 19th Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM residents are being asked to air their views on proposed grants totalling more then £200,000.

A consultation has been launched by Evesham Town Council to ask Vale peoples views on how its share of the New Homes Bonus money should be allocated.

The council receive a share of the cash paid to Wychavon District Council by the Government for any new houses which are built or occupied in the local area.

Council officials have £475,948 to spend over the next six years and want to hear from residents about the latest proposed projects.

Evesham’s historic Almonry is in line for a cash boost of £150,000 should its application be rubber stamped while the Bell Tower Appeal is in line for £50,000.

A further £5,000 is ear-marked for the No Limits Crown Meadow Play Area project to get disability friendly play equipment on Crown Meadow.

Evesham Town Council has already used previous New Homes Bonus funding for various projects including £55,000 for a community grants project and. £16,000 for the enhancement to the War Memorial.

The first phase of the Bell Tower appeal was awarded £50,000 while £24,000 was handed for the on-going project to replace the front windows at Wallace House.

A town council spokesman said: “Do you agree with using some of the funding for these projects? “If not, how would you like to see it used and how would you like to see the remaining funding used?.”

Feedback can be left at the council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eveshamtowncouncil or by e-mail to townclerk@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk or by writing to Evesham Town Council, Community Contact Centre, Abbey Road, Evesham WR11 4SB.

The deadline for comments is January 5, 2015.