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Have a say on how to spend £15,000 in your area!

£15,000 will be available to Blaby Central Forum


Leicestershire residents are being urged to take part in their local community forum to help decide how a £320,000 people power fund should be spent.

The county council is providing up to £15,000 for each of the 25 forums across the county, to help communities invest in local improvements of their choice.

The last round funded 150 projects, including a new youth café, a mobile cinema and defibrillators for villages.

The council is looking for projects that can be delivered between January and June 2012.

Decisions must be taken over the next couple of months.

Nick Rushton, Cabinet champion for the Big Society, said:

We want people to come forward and help to decide how this money should be spent to improve their areas.

For more information visit www.leicestershireforums.org

Enderby is covered by the Blaby Central Forum

Your Voice, Your Choice – Community Forum Budgets 2011

Leicestershire County Council has made funds available to all 25 Community Forums in the county.

[Contributor: Victoria Bowers]

The Blaby Central forum (which includes Enderby) will have £15k available per year for local communities to invest in local improvements of their choice.

We are looking for projects that can be delivered between January and the end of June 2012.

How can local communities get involved?

If you have a bright idea on how £15,000 can improve your local area, you can put forward a project proposal via our website.

For more information, please click here by 16th October 2011.

From 6th October you can check our website to view & comment on submitted Project Proposals and make suggestions on how the projects could be further improved or developed.

You can attend the Blaby Central Community Forum Budget Workshop, scheduled for 24th October (6.30-9pm, venue tbc), where you can hear from all projects, discuss some projects in more detail and vote for your favourite projects.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop spaces are limited and booking is essential. Registration opens on 6th October and will be on a first come, first served basis. You can register by clicking here or by calling 0116 3057034.

For more information, please contact 0116 305 7034.

Blaby Community Forum Budget Workshops – Your Voice, Your Choice 2011!

Leicestershire County Council is making £320,000 available through the network of 25 Community Forums for local communities to invest in projects of their choice.

Residents and community groups can get directly involved and put their project ideas forward, comment on other proposals and vote on their favourites.

If you have an idea for a project that will benefit and improve your local area and your community, now is the time to submit a Project Proposal Form.

At  Community Forum Budget workshops later this Autumn, these ideas will be prioritised for a share of the funds.

Before that, there will be a chance to view the project proposals and to make your comments and suggestions.

To find out more about how you can get involved, please visit http://www.leicestershireforums.org/cfb.html or call 0116 30 57034