Luton residents are being encouraged to have their say on how public money is spent to improve their local neighbourhoods.
A series of decision days have been organised over the coming weeks which cover all 19 Luton wards.
The council is organising the events as part of the Your Say, Your Way programme.
The programme ensures residents can help shape the future of their local areas by getting involved in decision making.
A wide range of project proposals have been put forward by community organisations and those with the most votes will be awarded funding in each ward.
Community festivals and fun days, new local opportunities to access physical activities, adult learning opportunities, youth programmes and children’s activities, are some of the ideas that have been proposed.
Councillor Khtija Malik said: “The community decision days give local people a real opportunity to decide how public money is spent to improve their neighbourhood.
“The projects put forward aim to make a real difference to local communities and it is important that as many people as possible come along to have their say.”
The decision day events/times are:
Biscot and Saints Wards Community Decision Day, Saturday, January 17, from 1pm till 4:30pm at Denbigh High School.
Lewsey Ward Community Decision Day, Saturday, January 24, from 10:30am till 1:30pm at Lewsey Community Centre.
Challney Ward Community Decision Day, Saturday, January 31, from 10am till 1pm at Chaul End Community Centre.
Leagrave Ward Community Decision Day, Saturday, January 31. from 2pm till 5pm at Hockwell Ring Community Centre.
Farley Community Decision Day, Saturday, February 21, from 10am till 1pm at Farley Community Centre.
South Ward Community Decision Day, Saturday, February 21, from 1pm till 4pm at Parktown Community and Children’s Centre.
Northwell Community Decision Day, Saturday, February 28, from 10am till 1pm at Futures House.
Dallow Community Decision Day, Sunday, March 1, from 1pm till 4pm at Foxdell Junior School.
North Luton Community Decision Day (For Bramingham, Ickneild, Limbury and Sundon Park wards), Thursday, March 5, from 6pm till 9pm at Futures House.
Barnfield Community Decision Day, Saturday, March 14, from 10am till 12:30pm at Bushmead Community Centre.
High Town Community Decision Day, Saturday, March 14, from 2pm till 4pm at High Town Methodist Church.
East Luton Community Decision Day (For Crawley, Round Green, Stopsley and Wigmore wards), Tuesday, March 17, fom 6pm till 9pm at Ramridge Primary School.
Residents should pre-register for the events due to limited space, call 01582 548773 or email YourSayYourWay@luton.gov.uk