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Teesdale residents to vote on how £30,000 is spent
RESIDENTS across Teesdale will go to the polls on Saturday, November 9.
But instead of electing new councillors or an MP, their vote will help decide how thousands of pounds is spent in the dale.
Teesdale Action Partnership (TAP) has allocated £30,000 to Durham County Council's Your Money, Your Views, community grants scheme and who gets the cash will be decided by public vote.
Individual grants ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 are up for grabs and groups wishing to apply for funding should contact the TAP office at Teesdale House, Barnard Castle, for a copy of the application pack.
Councillor Brian Stephens, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, said the scheme will provide a great opportunity across the Teesdale area for a large number of people to get involved in decision-making and for groups to raise their profile in the community.
Voting will take place at The Witham, Horse Market.
At the event, members of the public will also have the opportunity to help the county council decide how future savings in the authority’s overall budget can be made and to vote on what they think TAP’s priorities should be in the future.
For further details and a copy of the application pack, contact email@example.com or call 03000-260816 or 07733-310864.
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