Royal Borough residents can say how £25k spent in the area
Published: 1 Sep 2013 09:300 comments
People living in the Royal Borough get to choose what new schemes are implemented, as funded by £225,000 of their council tax, in a new 'vote your favourites' consultation.
This includes £125,000 for schemes to benefit people living in a particular area - £25,000 for Ascot and the Sunnings, plus £50,000 each for the Maidenhead and Windsor areas.
There is a further £100,000 available for borough-wide schemes.
A consultation form sets out the lists of suggested schemes, with residents asked to rank them in order of priority to them, their families and communities.
There is also space for people to add other project ideas, as well as the option to say 'no' to spending the money at all.
The schemes were drawn up following input from borough councillors, parish councils, chambers of commerce and local town forums.
Cllr George Bathurst, cabinet member for policy and performance, said: "It is vital that our council tax is spent in ways that benefit the whole community and this scheme gives our residents the chance to have a
"The council's job is then to make sure the money goes exactly where our residents say it should."
Voting closes on Thursday, September 5, and all forms must be returned to the council by this date. Postage is free. Voting leaflets have been delivered to local homes alongside the summer issue of the council's residents' newspaper.
Additional forms are available at Maidenhead Town Hall and York House, Windsor, as well as in all libraries and council leisure centres and at First Stop Shops in Sunninghill and Sunningdale, Datchet and Eton
The form is also available at www.rbwm.gov.uk