Chance for Burntwood residents to decide on community projects

Burntwood residents are being urged to have their say on possible community projects.

Section 106 funding – which is provided by developers as part of their obligations when undertaking new schemes – is available and a number of potential schemes have been identified.

The projects that could earn a share of the £195,000 available include:

  • An adventure playground
  • A portable bowling club
  • Refurbishment of a Scout hut
  • Garden repair and maintenance
  • Tree planting
  • New sports facilities
  • Spaces to celebrate art
  • A statue to commemorate the area’s mining heritage

And now Lichfield District Council and Burntwood Town Council are holding two events to find out what community projects local people want to be developed.

The first event is taking place at Burntwood Library on May 12 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. The second takes place at The Old Mining College Centre on June 10 from 5pm to 7pm.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:

“Our Planning Policy and Implementation teams work hard with developers to make sure Section 106 Agreements secure money for local building and regeneration projects. We now need to find out what community projects local people really want to see developed in the Burntwood area. So, if you are keen to boost your local community, find out more by coming along to either of these Section 106 Uncovered events.”

To find out more visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/section106. Anyone who is interested in giving their views but cannot make it to the events can also comment online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/voiceit until June 15.

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1 Comment

  1. kathleenbradbury

    28th May, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I feel it is about time Burntwood has a sense of identity. Burntwwod is our town which was borne from it,s mining roots.Therefore I support a work of public art to recognise the importance of the mining industry .