Lochaber gets ready to vote on who should get a share of the £30,000 up for grabs

Following the success of last year’s participatory budgeting funding opportunity, Lochaber Councillor’s have made a further £30,000 available for distribution to a range of groups, clubs and projects that improve the quality of life for people living in Lochaber.

At the closing deadline last Friday (2nd September) a phenomenal 71 eligible bids had been received.  These will now face public scrutiny and prioritization as the people of Lochaber have their say on which projects should get a share of the £30,000 available.

The bids will be put to a public on-line vote, with a postal option as well.  This year people also have the chance to vote via the Kinlochleven, Mallaig, Strontian and Fort William libraries where they will be able to find out more about the bids and cast their votes using public access computers with the assistance of High Life Highland staff if needed.

The voting link will be open from 9am on Monday 12th – Sunday 18th September 2016 by visiting www.valochaber/yourvoiceyourchoice2016/ you can also down load postal voting forms or obtain these from the libraries listed above, the Highland Council Fort William Service Point or Voluntary Action Lochaber offices in Claggan, Fort William.

Lochaber residents are encouraged to have their say and cast their votes!

The results will be announced on Wednesday 24th September.

For further information contact: Emma Tayler, Assistant Wards Manager, The Highland Council, 01397 707232

 

 

7 Sep 2016
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