Local News | Cast your Vote for Community ProjectsResidents have until 20 March to vote for which community projects should receive a share of Hampshire County Council’s Have Your Say funding.

Test Valley Partnership has been encouraging community groups to submit bids for a share of funding worth £17,500. More than 30 bids were submitted, with projects ranging from planting a community allotment to installing new play equipment in a village.

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “I am really pleased that we’ve received such a broad range of applications. The funding will help to deliver the community projects that the public votes for, so I urge all residents to take the opportunity to have their say.”

Residents can vote online from Friday, 6 March at www.testvalley.gov.uk/haveyoursay where details of all the projects can be viewed. Voters are asked to score the projects from one to five, giving their most preferred projects a number one spot. Hard copies of the voting forms are available from main reception at the Council’s Beech Hurst office in Andover and the Former Magistrates’ Court in Romsey.

There are two voting forms available to ensure that the funds are shared equally between the north and south of the borough. Voters must live in Test Valley and choose the form for the area in which they live.

The top three bids in each area will receive the total amount requested. Runners-up will then be reviewed in descending order and allocated the total amount asked for until all the money has been spent.

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