Have your say on new sports facilities

How would you spend money on sport in Gittisham?

Gittisham’s residents, voluntary groups and other organisations are being asked for their ideas on how to spend money available for outdoor sports facilities in the parish.

East Devon District and Gittisham Parish Councils are inviting everyone in the village to send in their ideas on how to spend the money.

The funds – Section 106 money – have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents and parish organisations should choose how the money is spent. Other local authorities don’t involve town or parish councils or the community in spending this money.

Ideas can include all sorts of outdoor sports from an outdoor gym or skate park to works being carried out at a cricket or football pitch.

Proposals must be for:

 New outdoor sports facilities or to improve existing outdoor sports facilities.

 Permanently sited sports facilities and equipment. For example, football goals, courts or training areas, so not for movable equipment like cricket bats, kayaks or tennis rackets.

 Sports facilities or equipment that is open and accessible to the community. A small fee may be charged but it must be affordable.

Funding cannot be spent on buildings, indoor facilities, professional sports grounds or golf courses.

All ideas must be submitted to Gittisham Parish Council by Saturday 27 June 2020.

Please submit details by email to: clerk@gittisham.eastdevon.gov.uk

or post to: Clerk to the Council, Garlands, Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AJ

Include your name, your contact details, information on what your proposal is and an estimate of how much you think it will cost, if possible. We can then contact you for further information if we need to. Your idea doesn’t have to be a worked up project, it can just be a simple paragraph.

Once the Parish Council has received the proposals they will work with East Devon District Council to make sure they are eligible, affordable and possible. Residents will then be given a chance to look at all the ideas that can happen and vote on them.

The ones that gain the most votes are where the money will be spent.