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Call for Mottingham residents' inspiration to win lottery funding
MOTTINGHAM residents are being invited to "speak their mind" about how to improve the town through a lottery funded project.
Next April the Big Local project will give 150 areas across the UK a million pounds each over the next ten years.
Although organisers have yet to officially win the money for the community, residents are being asked to put forward ideas on where the funding should go.
Mottingham Big Local community worker Alexis Brooks, of Brockley, said: "Our aim is to make Mottingham an even better place to live."
Ms Brooks, 37, says she will be trying to find out what the people of Mottingham want to change as she works alongside a special "steering group" comprised of seven local residents.
The steering group, made up of Ms Brooks and selected residents, will collect ideas from which the project's aims will be developed.
Flyers handed out at Mottingham Primary school at a Big Local introduction meeting, on Wednesday (19), said: "This is not about giving lots of time, it is about speaking your mind and chipping in with what you can."
Ms Brooks said: "The money is supposed to be making a difference for each generation.
"The important thing to remember is these are not changes which Bromley Council should be providing."
Currently Ms Brooks, who has previously worked on several London community projects, says ideas put forward so far include a Mottingham newspaper and a radio station.
Recycling fly-tipping waste is a further proposal raised with the Big Local Mottingham steering group.
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