Five community projects win funding

New community wardens, improved pedestrian safety and better support for young people are among the city projects to share a £500,000 funding boost announced today by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

The Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) helps fund community improvement schemes such as schools, transport links, open spaces and recreational facilities.

More than £500,000 shared between five new projects has been approved by council leader, Councillor Dine Romero, from the latest round of funding.

The projects sharing the funding boost are:

  • £125,000 towards the installation of a new pedestrian crossing at Ensleigh to improve road safety at a new residential development.
  • £123,215 towards the cost of road improvements to support the new pavilion and sports facilities at Glasshouse.
  • £80,000 towards the build costs for a new rotunda to offer wellbeing and community space at Newbridge School.
  • £105,000 to fund two community wardens in Bath from September 2020 – September 2023 to support communities which have seen a high level of student accommodation delivered to the local area.
  • £89,638 to fund a youth service to serve the areas of Southdown and Whiteway in Bath from  April 2020 – April 2023.

Councillor Dine Romero said: “These projects are fantastic examples of how CIL money is enabling improvements to our communities and making a real difference to people’s lives. I’m very pleased to approve the funding which will support local development of these areas of Bath and I look forward to seeing the schemes in action.”

The decision can be viewed by clicking here

Follow this link to find out how the council allocates CIL funding.