Residents have their say on £35k sports fund

PUBLISHED: 09:22 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:22 31 May 2013

Cllr Tom Wright is pictured gauging opinion on how best to spend the £35,000 from the Section 106 money for Budleigh on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 7498-22-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Cllr Tom Wright is pictured gauging opinion on how best to spend the £35,000 from the Section 106 money for Budleigh on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exb 7498-22-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Budleigh residents have had their say about how £35,000 for sport in their town should be spent.

Members of the town council and East Devon District Council had a stall at the opening of Gala Week last weekend, to consult residents on what should be done with the cash, raised through Section 106 contributions from recent housing developments.

Residents got to choose from five possible options - improvements to the town’s skate park, a cycle path across the Green, an outdoor gym, an outdoor table tennis table, and a sports activity wall.

The results of the consultation are yet to be published, but town and district councillor Tom Wright, who helped out on the day, says it was a success.

He said: “It went very well. People were very interested, with a wide range of opinions. We’re very grateful for people giving up their time.”

Although a big effort was made to consult all age groups equally, there was a slight lack of responses from over-60s.

A further consultation will therefore be held at the older person’s information day at the Public Hall today (Fri), to ensure the whole community is able to make its views known.

Cllr Wright added: “We will await the results with interest, and whatever we do will have been decided by the people of Budleigh.”


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