18 November 2010

Vassall Councillors ask local people for their ideas to improve the area

Vassall Labour Councillors Kingsley Abrams and Adrian Garden are asking Vassall residents for their ideas for small local projects that will imporve the local area. These projects will be put to Lambeth Council as suggestions for funding from the Ward Purse scheme.

The Ward Purse is an innovative initiative which makes funds available for small projects that bring real benefits to local communities in each of the Lambeth’s 21 wards.

There is £12,000 available for Vassall to be spent on such things as small building works or the purchase of equipment. These improvementys are carried out either by the council itself or by community organisations. Councillors in each ward can choose to pool the money for one big project or use it to pay for up to three smaller schemes.

The ideas will be agreed jointly between all of Vassall's Councillors and put to the Council at the end of November. Last year's Ward Purse funding was used to support community gardens projects in eight areas around Vassall, provided PCs for a training project on the Holland Rise estate and bought a film camera for a youth club in the ward.

Councillor Kingsley Abrams commented "This is a really great scheme allowing funding to be channelled to local Vassall projects that will really improve the quality of life. Whilst the big housing, transport and other projects are important it is often the small things that make the difference day to day and we are open to suggestions from anyone in Vassall with ideas about how they can the area better."

If you have any suggestions or ideas for projects to receive funding from the Ward Purse contact Councillor Kingsley Abrams or Councillor Adrian Garden as soon as possible.

For more information see the Lambeth website: Claim cash for your community: Ward Purse 2010/11