Council pledges more money for successful 'people's projects' 5.03.10
More council funding is being given to Sutton residents from April to spend on improving their local areas.
Over the last two years the borough's six local committees have spent £2m on new playgrounds, sports facilities as well as Christmas lights, planting schemes and safety measures.
All of the schemes were devised, discussed and voted on by local people, and funded by Sutton Council.
Due to the success of this public realm funding, the council has increased the allocation for 2010/11 from £500,000 to £750,000.
The money can be spent on improvements to public spaces like town and district centres, parks and playgrounds, to make them more attractive places to work, shop and live.
Major projects already completed across Sutton include:
Cllr Ruth Dombey, Deputy Leader of Sutton Council, said:
"They are an excellent example of the council, residents groups and local people working together to make the borough better.
"There has been a huge range of successful projects completed over the last two years that are having a big impact on people's lives.
"That is why we are adding an extra 50% to the public realm funding pot from April so that local people can deliver even more of the improvements they want to see.
"If there is something you want to change, improve or add to your local area, please go along to your local committee and get the ball rolling."
Find out the time and venue for your next local committee meeting at www.sutton.gov.uk
Last updated: Monday, 12 April 2010