Next Monday, the Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council Finance Committee will be meeting to discuss spending up to £10,702.80 on installing outdoor gym equipment at Eversley Park.
The money comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) system (formally Section 106) and is funded by the likes of housing developers such as Redrow and Persimmon, that have been building new houses in Sherburn in Elmet over the past couple of years.
Housing developers are required to pay a monetary contribution to the area when building new properties to help fund new infrastructure that is needed to support the new developments.
Because the money comes under Section 106, there are strict rules and guidelines the Council must follow when spending it.
We spoke to the council this afternoon, and we were told,
“The £10,702.80 must be spent on recreation and open-space projects.”
On Monday, the Finance Committee will discuss if installing new outdoor gym equipment at Eversley Park is the best use of this money and if so, how much of the money they want to use on purchasing the new gym equipment.
Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings to offer suggestions and voice their opinions, and you can find more information on the Council’s website.