Wish list proposed for £200K Haverhill south funding

The entrance to the Clements estate in Haverhill  ANL-140403-085122001
The entrance to the Clements estate in Haverhill ANL-140403-085122001

Haverhill South residents joined forces on Wednesday (May 14) to discuss how £200,000 can be spent in the their area of the town.

Ideas ranging from introducing new children’s play equipment to enhancing the look and feel of the Leiston Community Centre were suggested.

Community Action Suffolk is working with locals, who will decide how this grant from People’s Health Trust can be spent.

Wednesday’s open meeting at the Leiston Community Centre in Haverhill enabled local residents to discuss their Big Ideas and it provided an introduction in to establishing a People’s Forum.

The People’s Forum is a crucial part of the consultation period and will be a group of 9-12 local people who will be the decision makers around how and where the £200,000 will be spent.

An action plan will then be submitted to People’s Health Trust to release the money.

Jon Eaton, community field officer with Community Action Suffolk said: “The evening generated local conversations and local residents provided positive feedback on how best to utilise the People’s Health Trust funding.”

Mr Eaton added: “Community Action Suffolk will facilitate the creation of an Action Plan designed by local Haverhill South residents.

“We are pleased with the initial interest and would like to offer this great opportunity to various age groups from across Haverhill South to be part of the People’s Forum.”

There is still time to be part of the People’s Forum, the next meeting being held from 7pm on Wednesday, May 28 at the Leiston Centre, Leiston Road, Haverhill.

For further information please contact Jon Eaton on 07775 907828 or jon.eaton@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk.