CASH totalling £50,000 will be given to improve Huntingdon North ward by Cambridgeshire County Council. Organisers want to hear local people s ideas, about how the money can be best spent. The Voice Your Choice project will invite local groups to put fo

CASH totalling £50,000 will be given to improve Huntingdon North ward by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Organisers want to hear local people's ideas, about how the money can be best spent.

The Voice Your Choice project will invite local groups to put forward their ideas and residents will vote on the final list which will receive funding in the summer.

A resident-led Voice Your Choice working group has produced a questionnaire available at community venues or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/oxmoor

County council cabinet member for ommunities, Councillor Fred Yeulett, said: "This survey will give people living in Huntingdon's North ward a real opportunity to have their say on what improvements they would like see in their area. How often are you given a chance to have a say on how that much money should be spent?"

Residents of Huntingdon North ward have until Monday, March 30 to return a completed questionnaire which includes an invitation to join a residents' working group. A doorstep survey will also be carried out by the Voice Your Choice working group, and the range of ideas will be presented at a Decision Day in July, when everyone who lives in Huntingdon North ward will have an opportunity vote for his or her favourite.

George Robbins, the chairman of the working group, said: "The questionnaire asks people to give their ideas on how they would spend £50,000 to improve their neighbourhood and lists a range of potential ways the money could be spent, such as employment initiatives or skills and training opportunities, parks and open spaces, tackling anti-social behaviour or ways to bring people together to improve community spirit.