Residents to have their say on council spending

July 6, 2010 10:30 AM
Councillor Sian Reid

Sian Reid

Cambridge residents are to have their say on how council money could be better spent in their area to meet their needs and aspirations.

The scheme will be piloted through Cambridge City Council's North Area Committee.

Workshops with councillors will take place in the autumn to shape the pilot scheme.

Sian Reid, Cambridge City Council leader said: "We want to give people a better chance to say what is best for their neighbourhoods. After all, they are the best people to tell us what the need and we hope they can work with councillors to identify priorities."

Tim Bick, Cambridge City Executive Councillor for Community Development said: "This pilot is a tremendous opportunity to work out how best to encourage people to take a real interest in their neighbourhoods. We hope that by engaging with councillors, they will be able to tell us which projects would bring the most benefits."

Ian Nimmo-Smith, Chair of North Area Committee added: ""I am very keen that North Area Committee should pilot this new approach. We will work hard to try to harness the views and talents of many residents as we develop new ways of doing things"

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