Communities to share out unspent cash

Wyre Council leader Peter Gibson
Wyre Council leader Peter Gibson
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Six neighbourhoods in Wyre are in line to receive a share of £60,000 to tackle local issues.

Members of Wyre Council’s cabinet are due to vote on plans to dish out the cash when they meet next week.

A report from council leader Peter Gibson suggests using unspent money from the council’s Shaping Your Neighbourhood project to extend the scheme.

He calls for each of the six neighbourhoods – Fleetwood, Thornton, Cleveleys, Poulton, Rural West and Rural East – to get £10,000 to spend in the community.

The unspent money from the scheme, aimed at enabling communities to have a say in how money is spent in their area, will be given to the lead member for each area, if approved.

Projects previously identified as part of Shaping Your Neighbourhood include installing CCTV cameras and bins as well as as renovating community facilities.

The recommendations for spending the cash would have to be agreed by cabinet.

In his report, Coun Gibson said: “In order to help progress some of these priorities and continue with the excellent work performed to date it is proposed that the SYN funding be extended into 2014/15 with each area being allocated £10,000.”

The cabinet meeting will take place on January 15.

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