Hundreds of votes cast in community cash day

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MORE than 300 votes were cast by people picking their favourite local projects for a share of council funding.

Groups applied to Fareham Borough Council for a slice of the £17,500 Fareham Park Purse Fund, before locals got to vote for their favourites.

Cllr Connie Hockley, in charge of community matters, said: ‘We received some fantastic applications for this funding and I’m delighted residents have now chosen which ones they want to see happen.

‘We wanted to give people the ability to decide for themselves what would make a difference to the Fareham Park area.

‘I can’t wait to see these projects come to fruition in the next few months.’

The Fareham Park Purse was funded through the Have Your Say grant, made available by Hampshire County Council.

Among the winning projects were: £2,500 to Oak Meadow Children’s Centre for two years of outdoor play sessions with play workers; £500 to Fareham North West Community Centre and Henry Cort Community College for a history project bringing older and younger people together to plan a local history story book and £1,500 to Military Mentors for a six-week session for young 
people with a military training focus.