£17k cash boost for Ottery sport

17:00 17 June 2014


More than £17,000 in community cash has been made available to improve sports provision in and around Ottery – and residents are being asked for ideas on how to spend it.

The money, which has been secured through developer contributions (section 106 funds), can be used to improve existing facilities, build new ones or spent on fixed equipment like football goals. Individuals, sports clubs and community groups can submit ideas for consideration, and the money is not just limited to Ottery – suggestions from residents in West Hill, Alfington, Tipton St John and Wiggaton are welcome too.

Mayor Glyn Dobson said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for local sports clubs to benefit from this fund.

“I am very keen to support this project and would encourage you to contact the town council with your ideas.”

Recent successful proposals on where to spend section 106 cash have included a new outdoor gym in Sidmouth, an all-weather strip at Sidbury Cricket Club and the resurfacing of tennis courts at Exmouth’s Phear Park.

A spokesperson for East Devon District Council said: “Your proposal could just be an idea - it does not need to be a worked up project.”

Suggestions on how to spend the £17,300 must be submitted to Ottery Town Council by Monday, July 7, and include contact details, information on what the proposal is and an estimate of how much funding it would require.

“This could be as little as a paragraph. We can then contact you for further information if we need to,” the spokesperson added.

Once the town council has received the proposals, residents will be given a chance to look at all the ideas and vote on them, with the ideas that gain the most votes receiving funding.

Proposals can be submitted via email to enquiries@otterystmary-tc.gov.uk or can be posted or handed in to the town council offices in Broad Street.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Manor Road Car Park

Residents who have been blighted by nuisance boy racers hope they are close to a permanent solution after they received the backing of Sidmouth’s police sergeant.

Read more
Sidmouth In Bloom's Toad of Toad Hall was pulled out of its boat and damaged by vandals.

A town centre park is to close during the evenings in a bid to reduce vandalism.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:43
Sidmouth team set for Crufts

An unwanted puppy proved pedigree isn’t everything as his ‘superstar’ quality earned him a place competing in a prestigious international show.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:32
Sidmouth's beach huts. Ref shs 0839-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Controversial plans to auction Sidmouth’s beach huts to the highest bidder - and build 10 more in a contentious spot - have been scrapped.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:52

A spate of thefts and break-ins has added to a slight rise in crime for Ottery in September.

Read more
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Kingsley Squire with some of the supporters at his big fundraiser. Ref shs 4450-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Do you tolerate all that chemo can throw at you for an extended life-span, or a shorter prognosis off it with more good days than bad?

Read more
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Maisy Faulkner and Mary Rich taking part in a spin session to raise funds for an International trip to Borneo. Ref shs 4397-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Charitable shoppers have helped a pair of teenagers kick-start their fundraising campaign to go on a month-long working adventure to Borneo.

Read more
Saturday, October 10, 2015
A service to dedicate the new Sidbury and Sidford Royal British Legion standard was held at St Giles church in Sidbury on Sunday afternoon. Ref shs 6500-39-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

Poppy Appeal volunteers are hoping for another successful season of collecting - after raising a record £13,000 last year.

Read more
Friday, October 9, 2015
Fire in derelict Ottery building

An arson attack that destroyed a derelict building in Ottery has prompted its owner to install tougher security measures.

Read more
Friday, October 9, 2015
Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club take on the River Dart Struggle

A group from Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club (SSLSC) negotiated a ramshackle craft through rapids and weirs to a third-place finish in one of the toughest raft races in the country.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Find a job in Sidmouth

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications