Deadline looms to help decide how to spend sports cash

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 September 2013

Have your say on how to spend £50,000 on sport in Honiton.

The deadline is looming for Honiton residents to help decide how £50,000 is spent on sport in the town.

Up to £50,000 of funding is available but all the proposals must be submitted by Friday, September 20.

All the funds available have been set aside by East Devon District Council from recent housing developments in the parish of Honiton as part of section 106 money.

Honiton Town Council is urging all Honiton residents, voluntary and community groups as well as other organisations to submit proposals for projects they would like to see undertaken.

The ideas can include an outdoor gym, basketball court to a cricket or football pitch.

Proposals must be for:

New outdoor sports facilities or to improve existing outdoor sports facilities.

Permanently sited sports facilities and equipment such as football goals, courts or training areas, not for movable equipment like cricket bats, kayaks or tennis rackets.

Sports facilities or equipment that is open and accessible to the community

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

Proposals need to be sent to the town council and must include the person’s name, the name of the group (if there is one), contact details, an outline of what their proposal is and an idea of how much money would be needed.

This information can be emailed to or posted to Honiton, Town Council, New Street, Honiton EX14 1EY. Alternatively, they can be handed into the council’s offices.

Once the town council has received the proposals, Honiton residents will be given a chance to look at all the ideas and vote on them.

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