You decide at neighbourhood forums in Dover, Deal and Walmer


Local residents are invited to come along and vote for their favourite community projects at the next meetings of the Dover West, Dover North and Deal & Walmer Neighbourhood Forums.

The meetings are as follows:

• Dover West Neighbourhood Forum is being held on Saturday 29 October at St Margaret’s Village Hall from 10am

• Dover North Neighbourhood Forum is being held on Saturday 29 October at St Margaret’s Village Hall from 2pm

• Deal & Walmer Neighbourhood Forum is being held on Thursday 3 November at Walmer Science College, Deal from 6pm.

Dover District Neighbourhood Forums have decided to continue using Participatory Budgeting (PB), successfully piloted last year, to award the Small Community Capital Projects (SCCP) grant fund.

Participatory Budgeting is an innovative way of allocating funding that directly involves local people in recommending how the grant fund is awarded in their area. Invited local groups, who have applied and been found eligible, will give a three-minute presentation on their project. Local people will be able to vote electronically on the day on how they score each project, and the top scoring projects will be recommended for funding. All recommendations for SCCP grants are subject to approval by KCC and DDC Cabinets.

Kent County Council is also using PB to award the KCC Members’ Community Grants and Local Schemes Grants in the Dover North and Deal & Walmer Neighbourhood Forum areas.

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of each meeting, with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet your local Councillors, and other Forum members.

For further information, please contact KCC Community Engagement Manager Emma Carey on 07850 924247 or see the DDC website at www.dover.gov.uk

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