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Evesham Town Council seeks projects looking for New Homes Bonus Funding
Evesham Town Council is seeking projects for funding from the New Homes Bonus (NHB) funding scheme.  We are looking for larger projects where the funding requirement from NHB is at least 10,000.
Your project could be for anything as long as the proposed spend delivers added, ongoing value to the local community and, where possible, benefits communities close to any development that it is associated with. Generally it is expected that the funding is for tangible projects, such as community facilities and infrastructure. 
We will not normally approve use of the New Homes Bonus to fund the following:
•  Projects which have already been completed or largely completed before we assess the proposal.
•  Any expenditure incurred or committed before we approve the proposal.
•  Generally day to day running costs.
•  Fundraising activities for organisations.
•  Items that mainly benefit individuals, for example equipment that is not shared.
•  Political or religious activities.
•  For proposals related to schools, unless the matter is outside any other funding mechanism, and there is a demonstrable wider community benefit, and there is evidence that the community supports use of NHB monies for this purpose. 
If you have a project that you think fits the criteria then you should complete an application form which is available on request by emailing the Town Clerk, Stuart Carter, town  
Applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk by 25 May 2016.  Once submitted they will be considered by the Town Council who will then decide whether to take them to the next stage which is further consultation, and then ultimately if successful to be submitted to Wychavon District Council who have the final say on applications for NHB.
For further information please contact the Town Clerk, Stuart Carter 01386 443322.

New Homes Bonus Consutlation - Have your say

In the current year, the Town Council has up to £362,000 of NHB funding to allocate.   Local people and councillors in Evesham were asked to submit ideas for spending the NHB funds on projects that they thought would make a real difference to the town.

19 projects were submitted and, in consultation Wychavon District Council, Evesham Town Council recommended 10 projects to go forward for public consultation.  

The projects put forward for consultation are:

•    A new pedestrian crossing north of Evesham High Street in the vicinity of the St Egwin’s Club.
•    Outdoor gym equipment
•    To refurbish and re-equip the interior of Evesham Public Hall
•    Round Evesham Walk, make an attractive area for walking/taking into account the proximity of the river, the history associated with the town and its market garden heritage
•    Installation of a bus shelter along the High Street adjacent to the car wash before the station
•    Outdoor challenge play area and sensory woodland at the Vale of Evesham School
•    HQ refurbishment including new kitchen and block paving at Hampton Scout and Guide Association
•    Abbey Cloisters Project
•    Enhancements to interior of Evesham Town Hall including new hand rail, flooring, projection equipment, and fire and intruder alarm
•    Installation of defibrillators in and around Evesham

The next stage is to consult with the public to gauge what support there is  for each project.  In order to do this we would ask that you complete the questionnaire available to download below and return it by 10am on 3 January 2017.  Please only complete one per person.  These projects are not competing against each other for funding so you could support them all should you want to.

Stuart Carter, Evesham Town Clerk said ‘the Town Council are really keen to hear what the people of Evesham think about each of these projects, and it is a great opportunity to have their say'.

The data from the questionnaires will be presented to and considered by the Council and assist them in their decision as to whether to formally submit each project to Wychavon District Council for NHB funding.

Complete the questionnaire online here or

Download the questionnaire here (pdf).

Download questionnaire here (word doc)