Torridge communities asked to suggest improvements

COMMUNITIES on Torridgeside are being asked to come up with proposals to promote the sustainability of their areas. The initiative is part of Torridge District Council's response to the Sustainable Communities Act. Sustainability, can cover anything whi

COMMUNITIES on Torridgeside are being asked to come up with proposals to promote the sustainability of their areas.The initiative is part of Torridge District Council's response to the Sustainable Communities Act.Sustainability, can cover anything which would improve the economic, social, or environmental well-being of the area, or promote participation in civic or political activity. Proposals must involve some form of action from Central Government. It is expected that most proposals will come from community or voluntary groups, local branches of national organisations, parish and town councils, neighbourhood forums, residents and tenants associations.The deadline for submitting proposals to Torridge is May 8. The proposals will then go to a panel of local people to be discussed and shortlisted. The shortlist will follow the committee process to decide which we will then forward to The Local Government Association. The deadline for submitting proposals to The Local Government Association for the 2009 round is July 31. The LGA will then discuss them with the Secretary of State who then has the final say on which proposals will be implemented.Application forms can be requested from Torridge District Council on (01237) 428919 or downloaded from the website at www.torridge.gov.uk.


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