On Tuesday we will be deciding on whether or not to offer grants to several projects in Weybridge. I want you hear your views.
£170,000 is available for Weybridge to allocate locally. Legislation states that these funds must be spent on projects that meet the following criteria.
- The provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
- Anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.
This fund need not be spent if the grants are not deemd worthy. The fund may carry over from one financial year to the next.
The definition of infrastructure is broad and includes:
- Roads and other transport infrastructure
- Flood defences
- Schools and other educational facilities
- Medical facilities
- Open spaces
- Sporting and recreational facilities.
The decision is made by all of the Weybridge councillors together at the civic centre, Esher at 7:00 on Tuesday, 8 March 2016.
The grants are for:
- Loo replacement at the Weybridge Community Centre – £80,000
- Town centre gateway signs and lamp column banners – £3,900
- Cycle storage facilities for 60 cycle extra cycles at Heathside School – £33,500
- Signage between the Thames Path National Trail and the Wey Navigation Towpath – £12,000
- Weybridge Point (where Walton Lane and Thames Street meet) which would include landscaping of the car park, benches and introduction of a viewing platform – £5,000
A total of £134,400. Please give your views here.