Developers looking to work within Cambridge are often asked to contribute what are known as 'Section 106 Payments' to the City Council, and these are used to provide or improve local community facilities such as parks, sports facilities, community centres or open spaces.
Since 2007, more than £7.5million of these contributions has been spent in the area to improve local life. And Cambridge Council has decided to leave the decisions on where the money is to be spent to area committees, who will make the key decisions on which local projects will get the funding.
To do this, the committees need your input and are holding four regional meetings to seek the views of local residents. The first of these takes place on Thursday 13th for the West/Central Area, and will run between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at the Castle Street Methodist Church Hall.
They follow on Thursday 20th at the same time at the Dublin Suite at Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium for the East Area, and on the 4th October in the South Area at The Perse Upper School, Main Hall.
The final public meeting will take place in the North Area and begins at 1.00am until noon at Shirley Primary School on Saturday 6th October. All views will be listened to and a summary sent to the four area committees to help them make the choice which will most benefit the public.
If you would like to attend any of the workshops, please call 01223 457200 or send an email. Or if you can't make it to your local event but still want to have a say, you can e-mail your thoughts to the same address.
For more information on how these contributions have been spent in the past, visit the council's website.
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