The Community Fund relating to the Triton Knoll onshore electrical system works consists of the following:
* £500,000 allocated during the onshore construction works – the “ONE OFF CONSTRUCTION FUND.”
* £40,000 “ANNUAL COMMUNITY FUND” which will be made available to communities neighbouring the above ground onshore electrical infrastructure (substation) and the landfall location for the lifetime of the project.
The first round of consultation on the Community Fund ran from 27 January 2015 to 26 February 2015. There was a good response from the community to the consultation, providing valuable feedback which has helped us shape the second round of consultation. All responses were collated and reviewed, and a full report can be viewed on the Communities pages of our website.
We have already listened to feedback received and as a result have made the following changes:
* The £500,000 one-off construction fund will now be delivered to local areas located around the onshore electrical system works.
* The £40,000 annual community fund will also include communities neighbouring the landfall location as well as the above ground infrastructure.
The second phase consultation will run from 6 November 2017 to 4 December 2017.
During this consultation we will share our current proposals for the funds in more detail, and give you the opportunity to tell us what you think.
The consultation will be open to everyone, and anyone is able to respond. But the areas neighbouring the onshore electrical system will be most targeted so that we can hear the views of those most affected by the construction of Triton Knoll.
We will be using the following methods to consult:
- Hard copies of formal consultation information has been sent to all households within a radius of 5km of the substation, 3km of the landfall and within 1km of the onshore cable route.
- Formal consultation information will be sent to all Parish Council’s in both hard and electronic copy.
- Drop-in sessions will take place in areas along the cable route, so that local people can pop in and talk directly to the project team. Details are listed in the table, below.
- You can respond to the consultation by completing this questionnaire online.
- Or by completing a hard copy of the questionnaire and posting it back to us, at our freepost address (listed below).
- Hard copies of the consultation information is available on request, by contacting us directly.
- Consultation is open to both individuals and groups.
Consultation closing date
All consultation responses must be received by 5pm on 4 December 2017. Any responses received later than this may not be processed.
Following this receipt of consultation submissions, we will review all of the responses received, and can then confirm the final details on how the fund will operate, and who will be eligible to make applications for funding.
Drop in sessions
These sessions are open to all and are a great opportunity to find out more about the Community Investment Fund and speak to members of the team directly. All the consultation information will be available at these sessions so that you can complete your consultation response on the day.
Details of the drop-in sessions are as follows:
|Wednesday 8 November 2017, 3pm to 7pm||Anderby Village Hall, Sea Road, Anderby, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5YB|
|Thursday 9 November 2017, 3pm to 7pm||Bicker Village Hall, Cemetery Road, Bicker, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 3BT|
|Wednesday 15 November 2017, 3pm to 7pm||Little Steeping Village Hall, Station Road
Little Steeping, Lincolnshire, PE23 5BQ
|Thursday 16 November 2017, 2pm to 6pm||Frithville Village Hall, Church Corner, Frithville, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 7EX|