Otley people urged to vote for their favourite project to receive share of £10,000 (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Otley people urged to vote for their favourite project to receive share of £10,000
11:00am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
Otley residents are being asked to vote for community projects they would like the Town Council to spend £10,000 on.
Seven initiatives have been shortlisted from the entries submitted to this year’s Voice Your Choice scheme.
Those that receive the most votes between Monday, September 16 and noon on Monday, September 23, will be first in line to get a share of the money.
This year’s shortlisted suggestions include Otley Museum’s First World War Centenary Exhibition, All Saints Parish Church and the Chamber of Trade’s Otley Christmas Tree Festival, and Otley Action for Older People’s Memory Cafe.
The others are:
- CreARTive Studio - a new art, pottery and crafts resource for all ages, as proposed by a Westgate Primary School pupil
- Club house and boundary improvements at Otley Town Football Club
- Otley Heritage Mosaic - involving local groups and schools creating a large mosaic in Wharfemeadows Park that celebrates the heritage of the town
- And interpretation board of Otley's Past Industries, which will see detailed sign boards installed around the town.
The council's community development officer, Jason Knowles, said: "Otley Town Council has complied a list of seven projects from the original long-list and it is now up to the residents of Otley to choose which of those will be supported, with £10,000 available to spend.
"The voting system is based on points scoring, with your favourite scoring seven points, the second choice scoring six points, and down to your least favourite scoring one point.
"The project with the highest score following the public ballot will be supported, then the second choice and so on until the £10,000 is exhausted."
Polling stations with ballot papers will be held at: Otley Core Resource Centre; Otley Library; Otley Courthouse; Otley Action for Older People's office; all of the town's primary schools and Prince Henry's Grammar School; Asda; the three supermarkets, and Wrenbeck News.
The town council hopes to have the winning project from last year's event, an outdoor gym, up and running in Wharfemeadows Park this autumn.