Following our call for proposals to receive funding from the Zero Heroes Prize Fund, we were delighted to receive applications from across the district that wished to fund projects selected by the public as priority in their area.
On the 13th November Councillors Rob Blackman, Sarah Osborne and Paul Franklin met to approve projects for funding from the Zero Heroes Community Prize Fund. Every area won money in the competition and over 140 ideas were submitted to fund projects from across the district. The public then selected which of these ideas should be submitted as formal proposals. These proposals were discussed at the meeting in order for funding to be released. The first batch of projects selected for funding at the meeting included:
• Repairs to the Playground Fence in Cooksbridge at Beechwood Hall, ensuring children can enjoy the playground safely.
• A community website for Piddinghoe
• A new community notice board in Rodmell
• Wildflower meadow in Iford Church Yard
• Funding for Saturday Circles Club in Lewes
• Community Orchard in Peacehaven
• Bus shelter improvement project in Telscombe Cliffs
The next round of funding for projects in areas across Lewes District will be confirmed at the next meeting of Councillors on the 18th December.