Tang Hall residents asked how they want £1 million of lottery cash to be spent

York Press: Tang Hall residents asked how they  want £1 million of lottery cash to be spent Tang Hall residents asked how they want £1 million of lottery cash to be spent

A GROUP has been set up by residents in Tang Hall, York, to decide how to use £1 million of lottery funding.

The Press first reported in late 2012 that the Big Lottery Fund was providing the cash, with residents expected to come together to use it for anything from training and employment schemes to tackling antisocial behaviour, creating new community facilities or providing more activities for young people.

The Tang Hall Big Local steering group is now helping the area develop a community plan to set out how the money should be spent, with a community consultation event held at Burnholme Community College to give local residents and groups a chance to have their say.

Steering group chair Anna Bialkowska said: “We are really keen to support community projects that benefit residents in Tang Hall.

"Big Local is all about local residents coming together to help make their communities even better places to live and we are working to get local people involved. Our grants scheme will help with this and at the same time will support lots of different activities in our local community."

Group member Rose Kent said: “We want everyone in Tang Hall to have their say about what should be done with the Lottery Funding to improve the lives of people who live and work there. Anyone with a good idea for a local project that fits with the aims of Big Local should contact us.

"Application packs for the grants are available from Tang Hall Community Centre or by contacting the Chair of the Tang Hall Big Local Steering Group at annatanghall@gmail.com or by ringing 07801 496247.

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10:13am Tue 25 Mar 14

Oyy you says...

This money will be totally wasted, the ideas so far that I have heard are a total waste of time, a cafe in a park that doesn't even get locked and a few apple trees on the cycle track been a couple of the great ideas that one local busy body has come up with so far, let's have the area cleaned up and the local park made a safe place for the children to play again and the closed down toilets put back into use,
This money will be totally wasted, the ideas so far that I have heard are a total waste of time, a cafe in a park that doesn't even get locked and a few apple trees on the cycle track been a couple of the great ideas that one local busy body has come up with so far, let's have the area cleaned up and the local park made a safe place for the children to play again and the closed down toilets put back into use, Oyy you
  • Score: 13

10:20am Tue 25 Mar 14

Warren Z says...

Spend it on baccy/weed, white lightening and track/jogging bottoms.The money will then have gone full circle from the scratchcards purchased,which is good.Only joking,hope it goes to good causes in the community to be enjoyed by the many good folk who live there.
Spend it on baccy/weed, white lightening and track/jogging bottoms.The money will then have gone full circle from the scratchcards purchased,which is good.Only joking,hope it goes to good causes in the community to be enjoyed by the many good folk who live there. Warren Z
  • Score: 12

10:41am Tue 25 Mar 14

HeworthM says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
It would be nice if the honest and hard working community of Tang Hall could use the cash to wash away the lazy thieving criminal scum that live amongst them, who are the real reason the area gets bad press.
As an ex-pupil of both Tang Hall and Burnholme schools, I would agree that from my experience, Tang Hall is an area where the reputation within York (& further afield?) is based on the behaviour and attitude of a minority of residents rather than the majority.
In my opinion, one major issue facing the area is the change in the housing being occupied by families to being occupied by students, which brings challenges around building a longer term community when those living in area are in York often part time and with no plan to make this their home. However, engage with the students alongside the local residents and their could be something powerful. Projects such as York Cares and the York Awards (organised by UoY Careers service) show that a number of the student community do want to contribute to their local community while they are in York.
(NB: I am not an employee of the University, but do engage with them from the private sector)
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: It would be nice if the honest and hard working community of Tang Hall could use the cash to wash away the lazy thieving criminal scum that live amongst them, who are the real reason the area gets bad press.[/p][/quote]As an ex-pupil of both Tang Hall and Burnholme schools, I would agree that from my experience, Tang Hall is an area where the reputation within York (& further afield?) is based on the behaviour and attitude of a minority of residents rather than the majority. In my opinion, one major issue facing the area is the change in the housing being occupied by families to being occupied by students, which brings challenges around building a longer term community when those living in area are in York often part time and with no plan to make this their home. However, engage with the students alongside the local residents and their could be something powerful. Projects such as York Cares and the York Awards (organised by UoY Careers service) show that a number of the student community do want to contribute to their local community while they are in York. (NB: I am not an employee of the University, but do engage with them from the private sector) HeworthM
  • Score: 16

12:56pm Tue 25 Mar 14

yorkie0802 says...

Spend it on improving parking facilities on both Ingle borough and Lang Avenues
Spend it on improving parking facilities on both Ingle borough and Lang Avenues yorkie0802
  • Score: -3

1:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Teabag1 says...

Special brew and Crack please, LOL
Special brew and Crack please, LOL Teabag1
  • Score: -1

1:42pm Tue 25 Mar 14

BL2 says...

Warren Z wrote:
Spend it on baccy/weed, white lightening and track/jogging bottoms.The money will then have gone full circle from the scratchcards purchased,which is good.Only joking,hope it goes to good causes in the community to be enjoyed by the many good folk who live there.
Exactly . My "Beer and cigs" comment appears to have been deleted - surprised yours made t! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Warren Z[/bold] wrote: Spend it on baccy/weed, white lightening and track/jogging bottoms.The money will then have gone full circle from the scratchcards purchased,which is good.Only joking,hope it goes to good causes in the community to be enjoyed by the many good folk who live there.[/p][/quote]Exactly . My "Beer and cigs" comment appears to have been deleted - surprised yours made t! :-) BL2
  • Score: 4

4:31pm Tue 25 Mar 14

meme says...

Make it green with plenty of trees and a nice park in middle of road for residents to use surrounded by a fence like a London park and locked at Dusk so it is not full of people doing things they should not
Get locals to plant it up so there is pride in the scheme and get them to look after it in future
it could be great and would get rid of cars parked on the middle and create a lasting legacy for the future
York want to plant 50000 tress so her is an ideal spot to start
Make it green with plenty of trees and a nice park in middle of road for residents to use surrounded by a fence like a London park and locked at Dusk so it is not full of people doing things they should not Get locals to plant it up so there is pride in the scheme and get them to look after it in future it could be great and would get rid of cars parked on the middle and create a lasting legacy for the future York want to plant 50000 tress so her is an ideal spot to start meme
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4:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Reachoutsidethewalls says...

Use it to improve Tang Hall Primary School as it is well below the north yorks average. Although this could be due to the breeding stock of the area rather than teachers and resources?
Turning the Beeswing into a nightclub where students and locals and mix in an electric concoction ia another worth while proposal. Finally why not build a health centre , with doctors and community work based on prevention to reduce the prevalence of teenage pregnancy, smoking and alcohol abuse.
Use it to improve Tang Hall Primary School as it is well below the north yorks average. Although this could be due to the breeding stock of the area rather than teachers and resources? Turning the Beeswing into a nightclub where students and locals and mix in an electric concoction ia another worth while proposal. Finally why not build a health centre , with doctors and community work based on prevention to reduce the prevalence of teenage pregnancy, smoking and alcohol abuse. Reachoutsidethewalls
  • Score: 0

4:55pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Yeller Belly says...

It'll all be student houses in 10 years' time so why bother doing anything...
It'll all be student houses in 10 years' time so why bother doing anything... Yeller Belly
  • Score: 6

5:21pm Tue 25 Mar 14

York_Jester says...

£1,000,000 could buy everyone in York a small hammer. The whole city can knock it down and start again from scratch.
£1,000,000 could buy everyone in York a small hammer. The whole city can knock it down and start again from scratch. York_Jester
  • Score: 5

8:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Disgusting and misguided censorship going on here.
Woody's comment was sensitive and on the mark.
Removal reveals an agenda.
Disgusting and misguided censorship going on here. Woody's comment was sensitive and on the mark. Removal reveals an agenda. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 2

11:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Warren Z says...

Yeller Belly wrote:
It'll all be student houses in 10 years' time so why bother doing anything...
Good point,at least it will be nice for the students.maybe less than ten years before a full take over.
[quote][p][bold]Yeller Belly[/bold] wrote: It'll all be student houses in 10 years' time so why bother doing anything...[/p][/quote]Good point,at least it will be nice for the students.maybe less than ten years before a full take over. Warren Z
  • Score: 0

8:27am Wed 26 Mar 14

heworth.28 says...

Do some of the commentors above not realise that it's exactly the sort of lazy prejudice displayed above that leads to areas such as Tang Hall being written off as dumping grounds for people who most of us would rather pretend don't exist?
Having lived here for 3 years now I'd put put money on there being more students living here than unemployed anyway, and anyone thinking the area is particularly 'rough' has clearly led a very sheltered life...
Do some of the commentors above not realise that it's exactly the sort of lazy prejudice displayed above that leads to areas such as Tang Hall being written off as dumping grounds for people who most of us would rather pretend don't exist? Having lived here for 3 years now I'd put put money on there being more students living here than unemployed anyway, and anyone thinking the area is particularly 'rough' has clearly led a very sheltered life... heworth.28
  • Score: 1

9:09am Wed 26 Mar 14

P3TER1 says...

Would £1m be enough for a big glass dome?
Would £1m be enough for a big glass dome? P3TER1
  • Score: -1

1:53pm Wed 26 Mar 14

heworth.28 says...

P3TER1 wrote:
Would £1m be enough for a big glass dome?
I rest my case.
[quote][p][bold]P3TER1[/bold] wrote: Would £1m be enough for a big glass dome?[/p][/quote]I rest my case. heworth.28
  • Score: 0

12:44am Thu 27 Mar 14

sniper 9964 says...

So much for freedom of speach. My comment removed by the press that can never get its own facts right.
So much for freedom of speach. My comment removed by the press that can never get its own facts right. sniper 9964
  • Score: 0

12:47am Thu 27 Mar 14

sniper 9964 says...

I refer the press to artical 10 of the HRA freedom of expression
I refer the press to artical 10 of the HRA freedom of expression sniper 9964
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