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Residents vote on how to spend £10,000

PUBLISHED: 10:32 02 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:18 30 June 2010

Residents from Anchor Court, who have received money from a community fund to help plant trees  on Southtown Road opposite their homes

Residents from Anchor Court, who have received money from a community fund to help plant trees on Southtown Road opposite their homes

RESIDENTS in Cobholm, Southtown and Halfway House have been voting for how £10,000, allocated to the area, will be spent.

The project, named Your Neighbourhood, Your Decision, was organised by the local neighbourhood management board and encouraged local people to put forward ideas that would benefit the community.

RESIDENTS in Cobholm, Southtown and Halfway House have been voting for how £10,000, allocated to the area, will be spent.

The project, named Your Neighbourhood, Your Decision, was organised by the local neighbourhood management board and encouraged local people to put forward ideas that would benefit the community.

After a week of voting where 631 local residents turned out, 25 projects heard they had been successful. More than 100 local people turned out to an event at Edward Worlledge School last Friday to hear which community projects had received the most votes.

Winners ranged from tree planting on Southtown Road, to youth clubs, art projects and older people's activity groups.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council neighbourhood manager Holly Notcutt said: “The project has been a great success as it has ensured that local people are at the forefront of decision making in their neighbourhoods.

“The enthusiasm from everyone involved and the numbers of people who have turned out to vote is fantastic. There are some real community leaders in these neighbourhoods and it has been a true team effort to make the project such a success.”

The funds were administered through Cobholm, Southtown and Halfway House neighbourhood board, newly re-branded as Make It Happen. The event was a culmination of months of work and support from by the neighbourhood board made up of full time and voluntary members.

The Make It Happen programme is continuing and many other projects and initiatives are being developed in the area.

For more information contact Holly Notcutt on 01493 846444.

…and the winners are:

Edward Worlledge School

3C Youth Club

Cobholm Primary

St. Mary's Church

The Den youth club

TS Warrior

St Luke's Church Heating

Happy Crafters

Friendship Group

Tri Star Twirlers

St Luke's Church Lunch Club

Richard Welch Trees

Cobholm Credit Union

Homestart

Air Cadets 221

Army Cadets

Fantastic Southtown Dancers

Alison Barrett

Lichfield Credit Union

Lichfield Bowls Club

ARC

Claydon Fitness Trail

Rosemary Parkinson Bench


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