More money for Devon County councillors

A share of �300,000 is to be shared out between Devon County Council committees to improve districts in Devon.

Devon County councillors are to be given more money to improve their districts.

A total of �300,000 is to be shared out between eight county council committees operating in each of Devon’s districts.

They will then be able to spend the cash as they see fit.

It will be allocated on a per capita basis based on the number of voters in each district.

The county committees can work with their district and parish council colleagues to decide how the money is spent.

The decision was made after hearing the 2010/11 budget had been underspent.

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It also follows an allocation of �25,000 capital money and �15,000 revenue to each of Devon’s 62 councillors in the 2011/12 budget.

Each councillor is able to spend their share of the �2.17 million pot to improve their local area.

The new allocation means that nearly �2.5 million is now available this year for county councillors to decide how to spend locally.