£1m boost for Tang Hall and Selby

Aerial view of Tang Hall, York

Aerial view of Tang Hall, York

Published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

RESIDENTS in part of York and in Selby are each being handed a million pounds in lottery cash to help them improve their local communities.

The money will be provided over ten years by the Big Lottery Fund to pay for projects and services to benefit Tang Hall and Selby.

Residents will be expected to come together to use the funding for anything from training and employment schemes to tackling antisocial behaviour, creating new community facilities or providing more activities for young people.

Organisers say the scheme targets people in areas that are typically overlooked by external funders and will give them a chance to create a positive legacy for future generations.

City of York Council said in Tang Hall, ward action plans are already in place in Heworth and Hull Road, as well as the council partner-run Tang Hall advice hub, which offers support with debt and money advice, training and jobs.

“Alongside these, the local community – which encompasses the Heworth and Tang Hall Residents’ Associations – will identify further need and build capacity to commission or deliver support themselves,” said a spokeswoman.

Coun Dafydd Williams, cabinet member for communities, said it was “brilliant” Tang Hall had been chosen to be part of the Big Local programme.

“This project is not just about the money,” he said.

“Residents will receive training and support to help them identify priorities and develop a plan for their area. Through this, we can bring together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make a positive and lasting difference in their communities.”

Nat Sloane, Big Lottery Fund’s England Chair, said: “These areas have for many years been overlooked and have missed out on vital funding and resources – they have people who are high on aspiration but until now have been low on opportunity.

“Through our long-term funding, commitment, training and support over at least the next ten years, we will redress that balance; giving them the power, confidence and ability to spend this funding in the ways that matter most to their community.”

Selby District Council said the “massive injection of cash will do wonders to unlock the potential of the town”.

A spokesman said: “It’s particularly encouraging that the use of this money will be directed by the community itself; it’s a real opportunity for people to shape their environment by concentrating on projects which matter most to them.

“Selby’s a great place to live and very much ‘on the up’. This cash injection will allow local people to deliver a real boost to the town and its economy – which will have a long-term benefit for everyone.”

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11:32am Tue 11 Dec 12

inthesticks says...

I disagree that residents in Tang Hall get overlooked. If you read COYC literature over the last few years it`s residents in the areas of Tang Hall, Acomb and Bell Farm that get the most in the way of community facilities and improvements. People in outlying areas, because the communities are smaller get less money spent on them.
Still wouldn`t want to live there though, so I guess that says it all.
I disagree that residents in Tang Hall get overlooked. If you read COYC literature over the last few years it`s residents in the areas of Tang Hall, Acomb and Bell Farm that get the most in the way of community facilities and improvements. People in outlying areas, because the communities are smaller get less money spent on them. Still wouldn`t want to live there though, so I guess that says it all. inthesticks
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1:37pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Bucktrout says...

Residents are each being handed a million pounds? Wow - wish I lived in Tang Hall!
Residents are each being handed a million pounds? Wow - wish I lived in Tang Hall! Bucktrout
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2:05pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Gyspsy Power says...

A spokesman said: “It’s particularly encouraging that the use of this money will be directed by the community itself; it’s a real opportunity for people to shape their environment by concentrating on projects which matter most to them.

“Selby’s a great place to live and very much ‘on the up’. This cash injection will allow local people to deliver a real boost to the town and its economy – which will have a long-term benefit for everyone.”


On the up??? Selby is a very tired town and has been on its backside for years now. There is no work, no manufacturing and no tourist trade. Walking through Selby is like taking a trip back to 1980's. The shell suit never went out of fashion in Selby.
A spokesman said: “It’s particularly encouraging that the use of this money will be directed by the community itself; it’s a real opportunity for people to shape their environment by concentrating on projects which matter most to them. “Selby’s a great place to live and very much ‘on the up’. This cash injection will allow local people to deliver a real boost to the town and its economy – which will have a long-term benefit for everyone.” On the up??? Selby is a very tired town and has been on its backside for years now. There is no work, no manufacturing and no tourist trade. Walking through Selby is like taking a trip back to 1980's. The shell suit never went out of fashion in Selby. Gyspsy Power
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9:33pm Tue 11 Dec 12

sensible_cynic. says...

They want to spend the money on a project that would provide education and training, create community facilities and provide more activities for young people? Something that will create a positive legacy for future generations? Well, a fraction of this money could have covered the deficit of Burnholme Community College for the next few years, allowing it to stay open and fulfill all the above criteria. Or is that too sensible a suggestion?
They want to spend the money on a project that would provide education and training, create community facilities and provide more activities for young people? Something that will create a positive legacy for future generations? Well, a fraction of this money could have covered the deficit of Burnholme Community College for the next few years, allowing it to stay open and fulfill all the above criteria. Or is that too sensible a suggestion? sensible_cynic.
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10:58pm Tue 11 Dec 12

cambsmover says...

inthesticks wrote:
I disagree that residents in Tang Hall get overlooked. If you read COYC literature over the last few years it`s residents in the areas of Tang Hall, Acomb and Bell Farm that get the most in the way of community facilities and improvements. People in outlying areas, because the communities are smaller get less money spent on them.
Still wouldn`t want to live there though, so I guess that says it all.
True, these areas have the most community facilities, best libraries, most frequent local bus services, etc. already, more investment should go outisde here. Council organised events and services favour residents in these areas, with local ticket sales and officials not wanting to seem biased against them.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: I disagree that residents in Tang Hall get overlooked. If you read COYC literature over the last few years it`s residents in the areas of Tang Hall, Acomb and Bell Farm that get the most in the way of community facilities and improvements. People in outlying areas, because the communities are smaller get less money spent on them. Still wouldn`t want to live there though, so I guess that says it all.[/p][/quote]True, these areas have the most community facilities, best libraries, most frequent local bus services, etc. already, more investment should go outisde here. Council organised events and services favour residents in these areas, with local ticket sales and officials not wanting to seem biased against them. cambsmover
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7:45am Wed 12 Dec 12

Kevin Turvey says...

But to hire a bulldozer for a week would only cost a few thousand.

Then Tang Hall will be better forever!
But to hire a bulldozer for a week would only cost a few thousand. Then Tang Hall will be better forever! Kevin Turvey
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10:04am Wed 12 Dec 12

baldiebiker says...

My last comment has been CENSORED maybe it was because I said where the council had there heads?
My last comment has been CENSORED maybe it was because I said where the council had there heads? baldiebiker
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