Shepway local board meets at Elham

Contributed by editor on Sep 01, 2004 - 07:45 PM


<FONT color=black>The people of Shepway will be able to have their say about rural libraries and library services when their local board holds its next meeting o­n Thursday 16 September at Elham Village Hall, starting at 6.30pm.

<FONT color=black>The meeting will give members of the public the opportunity to meet their elected representatives at Kent County Council, hear a presentation o­n library services and ask questions.

<FONT color=black>Chairman of the Shepway Local Board Chris Capon said: "We are keen to listen to the views of the public about what they require in a rural library and library services in general. Their comments will help us to continue improving this important resource."

<FONT color=black>Another topic to be discussed will be the funding of small community projects. KCC has allocated £500,000 across the county towards supporting the costs of capital works for local community projects. The Shepway Local Board will consider a number of local projects with a view to recommending priorities for funding.

<FONT color=black>There will also be an update o­n expenditure from the Member's Community Grant through which each County Councillor is able to recommend up to £10,000 per year to local projects.

<FONT color=black>For more information about the board meeting or any of the issues above please contact Community Liaison Manager Dave Geoghegan o­n 01233 639677.