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The £150k on offer for sports facilities
then became £250k:
Have a say on how to spend £250k in Sidmouth - News - Sidmouth Herald
The original £150k came from S106 funds:
Sidmouth £250k giveaway winners announcedStefan GordonFriday, December 20, 2013
The funding for these projects (Section 106 money) is available as a result of a number of housing developments in the Sidmouth Town Council area. Section 106 money is collected from developers and spent by EDDC, which has opted to involve the community in how it allocates these funds.
Sidmouth £250k giveaway winners announced - News - Sidmouth Herald
And much of these S106 funds came from the developers of the Fortfield:
Futures Forum: Fortfield Hotel ... to ... Sanditon apartments
Although the S106 funds from that planning approval amounted to £1.5m:
FORTFIELD: Sidmouth’s fight for £1.5million - News - Sidmouth Herald
There is also the question of 'community involvement'...
The District Council has experimented a little before:
Futures Forum: Participatory Budgeting in East Devon
and the Town Council has been very keen to get local people voting on their favourite proposals for spending these particular funds on offer:
£150k cash kitty to be spent in Sidmouth - News - Sidmouth Herald
How would you spend £150,000? | Exeter Express and Echo
There is, however, a different take on 'asking the community how to spend their money'...
When is a “giveaway” not a give away? | Sidmouth Independent News