Should residents have a say on what SLDC spends its money on?

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A public meeting was held tonight in Windermere about “participatory budgeting”.

Windermere Town Council nominated the town for a pilot that could see residents vote on what SLDC should spend money on.

Parks and open spaces, street furniture and street cleansing were three of the budgets suggested for residents to get their teeth into.

Attending the meeting Paul Frain from Windermere Chamber of Trade commented “We need to know how much this will cost and how much we can play with.”

Commenting Ben Berry said “Residents are understandably frustrated with SLDC when it comes to how they spend their money. These kinds of schemes override politicians and puts residents in the driving seat, something I’m all for.”

The pilot looks set to go ahead.

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