Project ideas that would enhance Uxbridge and Hillingdon are being sought by Hillingdon Council for the People’s Choice Awards, part of the council’s Feel PROUD campaign.
Ideas that are popular with residents will be given a share of £50,000 from Hillingdon Council’s Chrysalis programme, which funds local improvements. This will be invested in making proposals a reality.
Individuals, families or community groups are all welcome to submit an idea to upgrade a place or facility in the following ward areas: Uxbridge North, Uxbridge South, Brunel and Hillingdon East.
A shortlist of the four or five best suggestions received by the council by 19 August will be put to a public vote from 28 August to 17 September.
Voting has already begun to choose the winner of the People’s Choice Awards in the north of the borough. Projects in West Drayton and Hayes will get the opportunity to win funding from the awards in 2014.
Previous Feel PROUD People’s Choice Award winners include Shenley Park, Ruislip Manor, which received funding for new playground equipment, the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens, which received funding for a seating area and noticeboard, and Elephant Park, Hillingdon, which gained a new footpath.
Cllr Douglas Mills, Cabinet Member for Community, Commerce and Regeneration, said: “We want to make the London Borough of Hillingdon a place to be proud of by giving residents the opportunity to suggest projects that will make a difference in their area, so please let us know if you have spotted a place or facility in Uxbridge or Hillingdon that deserves an upgrade.
“The council is committed to listening to local people and making improvements that matter to them, and the People’s Choice Awards is one of the most successful ways that we achieve this.”
Nominations are now open and residents can tell us about their project idea by visiting www.hillingdon.gov.uk/proud or calling 01895 558136.
The winner will be announced at the Street Champions Meeting on 19 September, which starts at 7pm at Committee Room 6, Civic Centre, Uxbridge. Residents are welcome to attend.