How should Wandsworth Council spend cash in the community?

Wandsworth Guardian: "Good news for local economy:" Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia "Good news for local economy:" Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia

A consultation has been launched by the council to ascertain how to spend cash earmarked for community development.

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) is part of the Community Infrustructure Levy (CIL), a fee paid by developers to fund local infrastructure.

Most is spent on large-scale projects, but 15 per cent is earmarked for smaller improvement schemes such as schools and improving transport links.

Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “There is a lot of regeneration work happening in Wandsworth and this is delivering thousands of new homes and jobs. This is good news for the local economy and also for the job prospects of young people living in the borough.

“Our aim is to make sure that these benefits are also enjoyed by the wider community. We want to make sure that the WLF money we receive from developers brings tangible improvements to the lives of everyone living in our borough.

“Those who are best placed to tell us what those benefits should be are the people who live in Wandsworth. They know better than anyone the kinds of smaller localised projects that will make a positive difference to their neighbourhoods.”

To make a suggestion visit wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF, or call 0208 871 6084 to request a paper questionnaire. The consultation lasts until March 31.


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