Your Cash Your Caithness – Come and cast your vote
Following the initial bidding process 20 projects now have a chance to put their idea to the public vote at an event in Thurso on Saturday 28 May. There is £30,000.00 on offer with applications received totalling £53,072.00.
The participatory budgeting event will take place in the Main Hall of Thurso High School with registration from 9.30 am and will start at 10.30 am sharp until around 1.30 pm.
Each applicant will be given a 5 minute slot to make their pitch for funding and a vote will take place at the end of the event to determine which projects are successful. Voting will be open to anyone aged 14 or over on 28th May 2016.
Chair of the Caithness Committee and Thurso Ward Councillor Roger Saxon, who sits on the local implementation working group, said: “This is handing decision making to the Community. It is the first stage in returning community empowerment to the most local level. I would encourage anyone interested in having their say on which local projects will benefit to come along and make their vote count.”
Crèche facilities for up to 25 children will be available for those attending and places can be booked through the North of Scotland Childcare Association (NOSCA) prior to 27th May 2016 on 01847 893000