Six projects are battling it out to secure your vote in Amersham Decides, a local ballot to secure cash for town schemes.

Watch the Buckinghamshire County Council video to find out more about the projects vying for some of the £10,000 cash.

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The six projects bidding for residents' votes in the Amersham Decides campaign showcased their work in St Michael's Square, Amersham, yesterday (Tuesday October 7).

A stream of shoppers to the Sycamore Road market stopped to talk to project representatives and cast their votes.

The 'Amersham Decides' ballot is the brainchild of Buckinghamshire County Council's Amersham Local Area Forum (LAF), which has £10,000 in its local priorities fund. 

Residents can decide how this money is distributed by voting for projects through traditional black ballot boxes around the area, or online at  www.amershamdecides.com  before the closing date of October 31.

County councillor Martin Phillips, who chairs the LAF, and was there today to talk to residents, said: "This project really does give everyone, whatever their age, the chance to have a say in how their money is spent. What's so good is that this is about local people making local decisions for local benefit."

The six projects will benefit residents in Amersham, Chenies, Chesham Bois, Coleshill and Penn, and cover a wide spread of these parishes. 

The two projects that win the most votes will get £3,000 each. The next two will receive £1,500 each while the remaining two will share £1,000. 

Projects include: 

• Young Carers Bucks project for early identification and support of Young Carers in schools. 
• Contact the Elderly, tackling loneliness and social isolation. 
• Amersham Stroke Support Group, enhancing the lives of stroke sufferers and their families. 
• Amersham Museum's Listening Project connecting younger and older people. 
• Chiltern Youth Projects, mentoring and confidence-building with young people at social risk. 
• Chiltern Youth Action Street Crew, offering gardening help to older people. 

Ballot boxes are at: Chiltern District Council Offices, Amersham Tesco, Amersham Youth Centre, Amersham Library, Red Lion Pub at Penn, The Potters Arms at Penn, Squirrel Pub at Penn Street, St Leonards Hall Chesham Bois, Chiltern Pools, Amersham Museum, Coleshill Village Hall.