Each year we allocate £156,000 to fund improvements to council-owned land, helping to develop a living environment that residents and communities can feel proud of. This is known as Better Neighbourhood funding.
Anyone aged 18 or over is welcome to propose an improvement, including ward councillors and council officers. Parents, guardians, teachers and youth leaders are welcome to make a submission on behalf of younger people provided that the adult's contact details are submitted.
Better Neighbourhood funding is available for improvements on council-owned land, to benefit the wider community.
Your proposal must clearly demonstrate an improvement or benefit to an area of land that supports the council's objectives. This could include proposals which support local priorities such as:
Communal area improvements
Above: Owen Road before and after the Better Neighbourhood fund improvements.
The proposal should be for 'one-off' revenue funding of up to £12,000 without creating any additional ongoing financial commitment from the council.
Sometimes, we may consider projects in excess of the £12,000 limit at the discretion of the cabinet member. These suggestions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.