Where do you think council should spend £500,000?
Merton Council wants to hear from residents and businesses in the borough about where they think a share of £500,000 could be spent most effectively to improve the area where they live or work over the next two years.
The council has set up a short online survey to ask people where they would prioritise the spending. Deadline for responses is 19 January 2017.
The money is from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which is available to the council for improvements to public areas using contributions from a number of development projects across the borough.
Merton actually receives £2,856,811 from the CIL, and has to spend 15% of this on ‘neighbourhood’ developments. The money will be put into Merton’s ‘Neighbourhood Fund’.
The survey asks respondents to prioritise spending from this fund across the following areas:
Community facilities: To support improvements to community facilities such as libraries and leisure centres and to support walking and cycling.
Green Spaces: Improvements to green space such as recreation grounds and nature walks.
Streetscapes: Improvements to the look and feel of residential streets such as roads, pavements and other landscape features.
Town Centres and Neighbourhood Parades: Initiatives such as new pavements, planting and shopfront improvements.
What do you think? Why not comment on our forum?
December 27, 2016