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Taxpayers decide how to spend £2.4m of their money

PUBLISHED: 13:39 09 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:10 05 October 2010

HOUSEHOLDERS are getting the chance to tell the Town Hall what they can do with their council tax. They are being invited to special voting events in London’s East End where they decide on a shortlist of options for their neighbourhood

HOUSEHOLDERS are getting the chance to tell the Town Hall what they can do with their council tax.

They are being invited to special voting events in London’s East End where they decide on a shortlist of options for their neighbourhood.

Electronic voting pads are used, like the ones in Chris Tarrant’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? show on ITV.

The events take place across Tower Hamlets over the next eight weeks to decide how to spend their slice of a £2.4 million budget on which public services they want in their area. The list includes street improvements, extra neighbourhood policing, parks and green spaces and help for schoolkids on GCSE results.

The next voting is tonight (Monday) at St Mathias community centre in Poplar High Street, 6-9pm, then again on Saturday (March 14) at Kingsley Hall community centre in Powis Road, Bromley-by-Bow, 11am-2pm.


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