Localities Bid Fund attracts 5,500 online votes so far as deadline nears

Localities Bid Fund attracts 5,500 online votes so far as deadline nears

Scottish Borders Council’s new £500,000 Localities Bid Fund has attracted around 5,500 online votes so far.

It comes as the voting deadline draws closer. People across the Borders have until next Wednesday (28 February) to back projects vying for a share of money across five areas.

In this first phase of the new fund people in Berwickshire are choosing between 10 projects with £45,000 up for grabs.

In Cheviot three projects are battling it out for a share of £35,000.

£60,000 is available in Eildon, where 17 projects are looking for support.

Teviot and Liddesdale residents are deciding which of the 14 projects in their area deserve funding from a pot of £38,000.

And 17 projects are competing for £30,000 in Tweeddale.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Locality Services said: “We are really pleased that so many Borderers have already cast their votes but it’s important those who haven’t don’t miss their opportunity. This is your chance to directly affect where funding is spent in your area.”

As well as voting online at https://localitiesbidfund.d21.me you can vote at a number of polling stations or request a voting form from SBC.

Voting opened on 1 February and closes at midnight on 28 February.

The successful projects will be announced next month.

For more information visit www.scotborders.gov.uk/localitiesbidfund

Date of Publication: 20th February  2018