7:00am Monday 11th June 2012
A community event is to be held to showcase ideas about how to improve Battersea following the award of £1m in Big Lottery Foundation funding.
Dozens of people living in an area of dubbed Clapham Junction/West Battersea have come together in recent weeks to discuss how to put the funding to use.
They are forming a Big Local partnership in order to agree on priorities such as creating new community facilities, tackling anti-social behaviour, providing more activities for young people or starting up training and employment schemes.
The seven figure sum is designed to be spent over the next 10 years and can be used as grants, loans and to buy things and services.
On June 14, the York Gardens Community Centre and other venues nearby - Providence House, the outdoor space around the York Gardens Library, and Pennistone Square - will play host to a creative visioning event for all members of the community.
The area selected to benefit from the Lottery funding is bounded by the railway to the south, Culvert Road to the east, and York Road to the west and northwest.
To get involved email email@example.com or calling Helen Garforth 0118 9582233. Alternatively, visit www.localtrust.org.uk.
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