Berkshire

Residents vote on Windsor and Maidenhead council funding

A council scheme to allow residents to vote on how funds are spent has produced its first results.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead held a public poll on which community schemes should get a £2,000 grant.

The most popular application in July was for outdoor play equipment for child victims of domestic abuse who live in safe houses.

A church restoration project and an art market also received funding.

More than 700 people took part in the online Participatory Budgeting Programme.

The funding was agreed by a council sub-committee.

Projects which failed to win funds in the last round have been carried forward to August's poll, which also includes 10 new applications.

Residents have until Thursday 1 September to cast their votes on the 22 proposals.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites