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Councillors’ Devolved Budget helps community causes

Ward Councillors have helped to fund a range of community initiatives through the Devolved Budget.

In Ratton, Councillors Colin Belsey, Tony Freebody and Colin Murdoch agreed to pay £1,750 for the planting of seven trees and some seats on land at the foot of Rodmill Drive to help bring the area into community use.

Sovereign Ward Councillors Gordon Jenkins, Penny di Cara and Paul Metcalfe have given more than £300 towards the planting of purple crocus bulbs for the grass verges along Atlantic Drive and at the Sovereign Centre end of Princes Road. Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club is providing the bulbs and they represent the Purple4Polio campaign, which is aiming to eradicate Polio. 

An old tree stump will be removed and a new tree planted in Moy Avenue, thanks to St Anthony’s Ward Councillors David Tutt, Gill Mattock and Dean Sabri agreeing to a £350 grant.

Councillors in Upperton helped fund a community event in Weavers Close. Councillors Pat Rodohan and Sammy Choudhury gave just over £250 to help pay for bouncy castles and promotional material to help the residents of this new estate to get to know each other.

In Meads, the Friends of Meads Parks and Gardens requested nearly £80 to pay for a gazebo marquee to be used at fundraising events. Councillors Kathy Ballard, Robert Smart and Barry Taylor were happy to help and they also granted just under £100 to buy safety equipment for the Meads Magic event, which is a very successful annual community event.

If you have a community project which would benefit from funding, please contact your Ward Councillor.

Published on October 11, 2017