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Community projects go head to head in funding vote


People in Ferryhill, Chilton, Cornforth and Bishop Middleham are being asked to help decide how funding for community projects should be awarded.

The 4 Together Partnership Forum and Voting Event will be taking place on Saturday 14 November between 10.00am and 2.00pm at Chilton Community College.

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The partnership has £24,907 to give out and 11 projects have submitted applications.

If you are over the age of 11 and you live, work or study in the 4 Together Partnership area can take part in the vote to decide which projects receive funding.

You are required to vote for three projects in total and those receiving the highest number of votes will be awarded a share in the funding until it has all been allocated.

The event on 14 November will start at 10am and voting will close at 2.00pm. The results are expected to be announced at around 3.00pm.

Priorities for 2016/17

People attending the event will also be asked to vote for the partnership's priorities for 2016/17.

You will be asked to choose three priorities from the following options:

  • Activities for young people
  • Community aspiration
  • Employment, job prospects, education and training
  • Environmental issues and regeneration of town and village centres
  • Affordable decent housing
  • Crime and community safety
  • Older people
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Transport, traffic management and highways
  • IT, technology and communication

The result of these votes will be taken to the Partnership Board to help guide the final decision on next year's priorities.

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