Send in your ideas by Friday 28 June

Colyton’s residents, sports clubs, voluntary groups and other organisations are being asked for their ideas on how to spend funding totalling £13,900 on outdoor sports facilities in the parish.

The funds – Section 106 money - have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents and parish organisations should choose how the money is spent. East Devon District and Colyton Parish Councils are inviting everyone to send in their ideas on how to spend the money.

Ideas can include all sorts of outdoor sports from an outdoor gym or skate park to works being carried out at 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. For example football goals, courts or training areas, so not for movable equipment like cricket bats, kayaks or tennis rackets.
• Sports facilities or equipment that is open and accessible to the community. A small fee may be charged but it must be affordable.

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

All ideas must be submitted to Colyton Parish Council by noon on Friday 28 June 2019 at the latest. Please send your name, your contact details, post code and information on what your proposal is and an estimate of how much funding your project would need if you know. We can then contact you for further information if we need to.

Please send your ideas to the parish council by e-mail: colytonpc@tiscali.co.uk or you can post it to Colyton Parish Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Colyton. EX24 6JR.

Once the parish council has received the proposals they will work with East Devon District Council to make sure they are eligible, affordable and possible. Residents will then be given a chance to look at all the ideas that can happen and vote on them. The eligible ones that gain the most votes are where the money will be spent.

ENDS