Broadhembury residents asked how they want sports cash spent in village

A fund of £3,450 is available for outdoor sports facilities in Broadhembury – and the community is being asked what it should be spent on.

East Devon District Council and Broadhembury Parish Council are inviting everyone in the village to share their ideas.

The funds – Section 106 money – have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents and parish organisations should choose how the money is spent.

Proposals must meet one of the following criteria:

  • New outdoor sports facilities or to improve existing outdoor sports facilities (all sorts of outdoor sports from a basketball hoop or an exercise trail to works being carried out at a cricket or football pitch will be considered)
  • Permanently sited sports facilities and equipment. For example football goals, courts or training areas, so not for movable equipment like cricket bats, kayaks or tennis rackets.
  • Sports facilities or equipment that is open and accessible to the community. A small fee may be charged but it must be affordable.

Funding cannot be spent on buildings, indoor facilities, professional sports grounds or golf courses.

All ideas must be submitted to Broadhembury Parish Council by 12pm on Monday, January 13 at the latest.

Ideas don’t have to be a fully worked up project, it could just be a simple paragraph – the council can then contact you for further information if necessary. Ideas should be sent to the parish council and should include your name, contact details, information on your proposal and an estimate of how much funding you want to apply for. Ideas can be sent in the following ways:

Once the parish council has received the proposals they will work with East Devon District Council to ensure the ideas are eligible, affordable and possible. Residents will be given a chance to vote on all the ideas that are found to be eligible, affordable and possible. The one(s) that gain the most votes will be funded.

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