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Have your say for community funding in Troon and surrounding villages

 23 June 2016  |  


The ‘decision day’ event takes place at Troon Walker Hall on Sat 25 June between 11am and 1:45pm.

The ‘decision day’ event takes place at Troon Walker Hall on Sat 25 June between 11am and 1:45pm.

People from Troon, Barassie, Muirhead, Loans, and Dundonald are preparing to vote with their feet on how best to spend funding in their local community. The South Ayrshire 'decision day' is being held in the Troon Walker Hall this weekend (Sat 25 June) to promote a new way to get people actively involved in local decision making known as 'participatory budgeting'.

South Ayrshire decision days offer local people the opportunity to decide how money is spent in their communities. South Ayrshire Council is asking the public for their help in making the sessions a success by attending the sessions and voting on their favourites. After a successful well-attended event in Maybole in May the second decision day has its primary focus on health and social care projects.

A fund of up to £10,000 is available at the Troon decision day, with 18 community groups pitching to an audience of local people about their proposal and how it will benefit the community. After all the pitches have been heard, the audience will vote to decide which groups should receive funding.  Groups can be funded up to £750 for use in local projects. Anyone over the age of 12 is able to take part in the vote.

The money was made available from the Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government.

The 'decision day' event takes place at Troon Walker Hall on Sat 25 June between 11am and 1:45pm.

The Council would like to thank the following suppliers who have kindly donated so that the day can be run at a minimum cost:

•         TCS Construction Consultants

•         Richard Healey Removals Ltd

•         James Frew Ltd

•         Paper Shredding Services

•         G Carruthers

•         Lyreco

•         Abercromby Vending

For more information call 01292 559 359 or email Seonaid Lewis at seonaid.lewis@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

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