My Locality Budget allocations

I've met and been able to support some really great community projects

I’ve met and been able to support some really great community projects

One of the best things about being a County Councillor is having a budget to help shape our community and to support the great work volunteers do in our villages. It also it gives we an opportunity to meet and work with a wider variety of different community groups, both in terms of financial support and occasionally some advice based on my knowledge of where and how to get things done.

The connections this builds are an important part of the work of a Councillor in our community, often it’s not so much the financial support but knowing who and how to get things done.

In the past I have been able to provide funding to the following groups:

  • Beck Row Methodist Church contribution towards heating in the Church Hall – £500.00
  • West Row Village Hall and Playing Field Association a contribution towards the new kitchen equipment – £2,000.00
  • Beck Row Parish Council with a contribution towards outdoor exercise equipment – £2,000.00
  • Friends of Beck Row Primary School with a contribution towards outdoor playground equipment – £4,500.00
  • Newmarket Town Band contribution towards charity concert – £200.00
  • Tuddenham St. Mary Parish Council Contribution towards Speedwatch equipment – £1,000.00
  • Lakenheath Primary School PTA with a contribution to the great new outdoor class room – £2,000.00
  • West Row Village Hall and Playing Field Association a contribution towards the fencing around the new community playground – £2,000.00
  • The Friends of Tuddenham St. Mary’s Church helping them with repairs to the roof of the Church – £1,000.00
  • Lakenheath Parent & Toddler Group providing them with funding to buy play equipment – £1,000.00
  • Forest Heath Primary Schools Sports Association new goals for mini soccer league – £218.00
  • Friends of Lakenheath Library for their Community engagement programme – £305.00
  • Lakenheath Playing Fields Association Diamond Jubilee Gates – £7,500.00
  • Lakenheath Village Hall with major new stage platform and Curtains upgrade – £8,940.00
  • Lakenheath Youth Football Club with two new sets of mobile goalposts – £1,300.00
  • Higham Village Community with the costs of staging their Diamond Jubilee Celebration Street Party, even it is did rain! – £48.08
  • Anglia Region Pensioners Association to help towards the printing of the Suffolk Pensioners Association newsletters – £500.00
  • Lakenheath Carnival Club to cover the cost of Trophies, medals, flowers and the annual Christmas tree – £822.49
  • Friends of Lakenheath Library to fund the commissioning of the new community web site and photo achieve www.visitlakenheath.co.uk – £4,158.50
  • Lakenheath Royal British Legion to pay for the printing of the splendid new Remembrance Service booklet – £650.00
  • Friend of Lakenheath Primary School for new fencing around swimming pool – £960.00

Each year each County Councillor gets a new budget sum; so after the election, whoever wins will have a new budget so please do get in contact to see if your group could be eligible for a funding grant.

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