Thanks again to all who voted for ideas and submitted proposals as part of the Zero Heroes Competition. We are pleased to announce the full set of projects that will be funded as a result of the community competition and input from residents of Lewes District.

Following our call for proposals, we were delighted to receive applications from across the district to fund community projects that were highlighted as a priority by residents throughout the competition.

On the 13th November and 18th December 2014 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 full list of projects selected for funding at the meeting are listed below:

New Children’s Play Equipment – Barcombe – £1748
Playground safety fence – Hamsey/Cooksbridge – £1500
Equipment for Wivelsfield Youth Group – £400 
Renovation of Wivelsfield Church Hall- £4,398 
A new community notice board for Rodmell – £1,344 
Communal Marquees and Gazebos- Kingston – £1,000 
Village sign – Kingston – £1,135 
Wildflower meadow in Iford – £454 
A community website for Piddinghoe – £790 
Heritage Notice Board – Falmer – £745 
Landport Youth Centre – Lewes – £1,544 
Funding for Saturday Circles Club – Lewes – £1,000 
Signs for Railway Land Nature Reserve- Lewes – £400 
Landport Travel Club – Lewes –  £411 
Furniture for new Green Area at Hillcrest Centre – Newhaven – £5,575 
Add more Defibrillators for the Village – Newick – £500 
A new ramp for wheelchairs at the Village Hall – Newick – £1,325 
Natural Lighting in Symon’s Hall – Ringmer-  £4,371
Community Orchard  – Peacehaven –  £669 
Wooded Walkway – Plumpton –  £3,925 
Prepare East Chiltington Church for community use –  £257 
Help buy a shed for the allotments in East Chiltington – £850 
Improvements to Splash Point Groyne – Seaford – £2,240 
Bus shelter improvement project – Telscombe Cliffs –   £2,356

We would like to thank you for taking part in this project and remind you that all ideas highlighted during the competition have been passed on to the council for consideration in the future. Those who submitted proposals that were not successful are welcome to contact us to explore alternative forms of funding.

We have really enjoyed this project and hope to stay involved in building better democratic conversations in the district.