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Elthorne ward forum spending 2012/13

by Nigel Bakhai on 18 July, 2012

This year I have the pleasure of being the Chair of the Elthorne ward forum. Each ward is given a budget made up of £30,000 in capital and £7,500 of revenue to spend on local projects in their area. However, this year Elthorne has been awarded an additional £10,000 as a reward for coming joint top with Hobbayne for the highest percentage of households recycling in the borough.

Next week, the Council Leader meets to formally approve some of the Elthorne ward forum spending for this year. Some of the schemes which should be approved include £4,400 for an alleygating scheme in Connaught Road, £10,000 for gym equipment in Elthorne park, £2,500 for a new quiet play area at Oaklands Primary School, £1,500 for two new park benches in Elthorne park, £1,500 for new signage to give the history of the Sarsen stone at Elthorne park, £1,500 for new cycle hoops at the South Hanwell Baptist Church, and £500 for new signage for “No dogs allowed” in the play area at Elthorne park.

Cllr Nigel Bakhai at Elthorne Park which is to benefit from £10,000 on new gym equipment

Earlier this year we already approved a number of other schemes that will be funded from this year’s budget including £4,800 for art workshops during half term and school holidays, £3,500 for new shed and connecting the water supply at the William Hobbayne Community Gardens in St Margaret’s Road, £2,500 for a new nature reserve area at St Mark’s Primary School, £2,500 for sound equipment for the Olde Hanwell street party, and £700 for street parties in Green Lane and Cumberland Road to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

We have also provisionally agreed to give Hanwell Association of Traders £500 to go towards bunting and entertainment for when the Olympic torch goes through Hanwell on 24th July. We always welcome new suggestions from residents on how the ward forum funds should be spent so please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas of ways to improve the local area.

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