Corby young people top of £1m lottery list

Tom and Ebony were among the young people helping to decide how �1m of lottery cash should be spent on the Kingswood estate at the Big Local lunch
Tom and Ebony were among the young people helping to decide how �1m of lottery cash should be spent on the Kingswood estate at the Big Local lunch

Young people came out top when Corby residents were asked to vote on how £1m of Big Local Lottery funding should be spent.

The money has been awarded to the Kingswood and Hazel Leys estates and now tenants, residents and organisations have been asked for proposals for projects which will benefit both areas.

On Saturday a Big Local lunch and polling day was held at Kingswood community centre when residents were asked to vote for their funding priorities. Young people came top, followed by older and vulnerable people, the environment and new and emerging communities.

Liz Carr, Big Local development worker, said: “The event was an important part of the consultation process and we hope to be able to present our proposals early next year.

“Volunteers are working hard to ensure that all residents have their say to ensure their community is an even better place to live.”

The polling day was attended by local councillors, Corby MP Andy Sawford and groups and clubs already serving the Kingswood estate.

A Big Local lunch and polling day will be held at Hazelwood neighbourhood centre on September 28, from 1pm to 4.30pm, for residents in that area to give their views.