Have your say on funds to improve your neighbourhood

Published: 4 December 2018

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Local Project Fund consultation gives you the chance to have your say on how local community infrastructure funds should be spent, by nominating projects you would like to see delivered in your area.

Every year, the council can spend 15% of all CIL on local projects, such as improved lighting, playground equipment or planting.

Consultation starts today (4th of December 2018) and closes on 1st of February 2019, giving you just under nine weeks to get an applications in.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources Cllr Kam Rai is an advocate of the CIL local project fund, and looks forward to this year’s process.

He said: “CIL funding gives communities an opportunity to have an impact on their own area. With ever reducing government budgets, this money is a great way for local people to have a tangible and immediate say on improving their area. We have had some superb bids from tree planting, park boats, disabled changing facilities to bulb planting and I look forward to seeing more of your great ideas”

The council will be running CIL drop in sessions in January at three of the borough’s libraries, for those who need help submitting the funding application form:

Wanstead Library, Wednesday 9th January 2019 between 4:30pm to 6pm

Gants Hill Library, Monday 14th January 2019 between 4:30pm to 6pm

Redbridge Central Library, Tuesday 22nd January between 5pm to 7pm

Any queries, please contact: planning.obligations@redbridge.gov.uk.

For more information or to complete the application form visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/CIL or visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/ourstreets to explore ideas and inspiration for your project.

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