Wendover goes to the polls
PUBLISHED: 13:06 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:52 20 February 2013
Villagers to vote on how to spend £10,000
Wendover will be able to go to the polls to decide how to spend 10,000 for the benefit of the community.And on Saturday September 15 the whole family can come out to vote at a special community family fun day in the village centre.
Competing for 10,000 from the budget of Buckinghamshire County Council's Wendover Local Area Forum (LAF) are six community projects covering support for children, young people, parents and older people.
The three projects polling the most votes will have their bids fully funded, while the bid from the fourth will be part-funded.
Bill Chapple, Chairman of Wendover Local Area Forum, said: 'This is all about involving the community in deciding how best to use community money for the benefit of the community. What could be more democratic than that!'
The fun day will include activities for all the family, along and representatives from the community groups will be there to explain their projects.Voting forms and ballot boxes will be in Wendover village centre, as well as in Weston Turville Stores, Aston Clinton Health Centre, Halton Village Hall, Budgen's Wendover, Wendover Police Station, and Wendover Health Centre.
Marion Clayton, Buckinghamshire County Council Chairman and Local Member for Wendover, said: 'It's not often that residents get the chance to say how their council tax is spent, so I'd encourage people to come and tell us!'
Ahead of the fun day, school pupils at Aston Clinton, Haltonand Wendover will take home voting forms in their book bags.
The photo shows Bill Chapple, Marion Clayton and voter Sally-Anne Garrod.
- Six parishes are involvedin this Wendover LAF project: Weston Turville, Aston Clinton, Drayton Beauchamp, Buckland, Halton, and Wendover.Community projects bidding for the LAF budget include:
- Boomerang Toy Library: to create a new toy library for Wendover.
- Wendover Youth Centre:support to further develop a caf for all age groups.
- Movers & Shakers: new activity sessions to help elderly people keep active and maintain their independence.
- The Generation Games: new inter-generational activities.
- Blue Light Project: Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue's skills course for 13-19s.
- Young Carers: work in schools and community groups to identify 'hidden' young carers.