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People’s Budget Town Vote: Results

FROME Town Council has announced that all the projects that applied for the People’s Budget Town vote community project will be funded.

With a budget of £10,000, communities across the town, neighbourhoods, schools, or businesses were invited to apply for up to £1,000 for their project.

The town council reports, “Lots of inspiring location-based applications were received from streets and community groups, with a host of exciting project ideas. Along with the funding comes support from Frome Town Council to help deliver the project.

“The projects which will be supported include two community bike sheds, one in Innox hill and one with a bin store attached in Whatcombe Terrace, a community bench with a noticeboard at Selwood Crescent, a mural in Trinity Area, a bat and bird box building project, a showcase of Easthill, a den for Critchill, a Keyford neighbourhood community project, a celebration of the 10 years of Welshmill pump, and a project honouring local teacher, David Titchener, with a community sculpture at Frome Community College.

“The projects needed to have community ‘buy in’ to receive the funding, so all the projects have been listed on the Your Priorities platform, for Frome to view, discuss, comment and support within their individual communities have been canvassed.”

Cllr Sheila Gore said, “We are delighted that we are able to fund all of the People’s Budget Town Vote projects. It’s been great to see how this new phase of the People’s Budget has been embraced by communities across Frome and we really look forward to seeing the projects across Frome over the coming months as the projects spring to life.”

If you’re interested in creating your own Neighbourhood Network or find- ing out more, go to: www. frometowncouncil.gov.uk/the-neighbourhood-network

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