£50,000 cash boost for sport in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:02 07 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:02 07 August 2013

How would you spend £50,000?

Honiton residents, voluntary and community groups and organisations are being invited to share their ideas on how £50,000 can be spent on sport in the area.

The funds have been built up by East Devon District Council from recent housing developments in the parish of Honiton – section 106 money.

The ideas, which have to be submitted to Honiton Town Council, can include all sorts of outdoor sports proposals from an outdoor gym or basketball court to a cricket or football pitch.

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

The mayor of Honiton, Councillor David Foster, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Honiton to obtain the much needed sports facilities and I would encourage all generations to come forward with their suggestions in order that everyone within the community can look forward to a more healthy and active lifestyle.”

All proposals must be submitted to the town council by Friday, September 20, with your name, the name of the group, if there is one, your contact details, information on what the proposal is and an estimate of how much funding is being applied for.

Send proposals to Honiton Town Council by emailing towncouncil@honiton.gov.uk or post them to Honiton Town Council, New Street, Honiton, EX14 1EY. Alternatively, pop into the council’s offices.

Once the proposals have been received local residents will be given the chance to vote on the ideas put forward.

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