Community Amenities get Council cash injection

Winchester City Council has set aside £75,000 to support projects aimed at improving community infrastructure.

This latest round of capital funding will go towards helping 8 groups with the cost of upkeep for their local amenities. Among the beneficiaries are the historic community building in Alresford, Wickham Community Centre, Waltham Chase Village Hall and the church halls at St Peter’s and St Faith’s. Hambledon Cricket Club will get help to upgrade their pavilion and there is ongoing support for the Chesil Theatre development.   

Commenting on the awards Cllr John Cooper, Winchester’s Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “It is essential for all sorts of reasons to make sure that we have good quality community venues across the district. The value of these city council’s grants is that they invariably match fund awards from Parish & Town bodies as well as often being the catalyst for successful bids to other funding streams”.

Cllr Cooper added: “Along with the awards I announced in January for Soberton Village Hall and Winnall Rock School, it means that community amenities in the Winchester district are going to benefit from a cash injection of at least £103,000 during 2010”

For more information about the Council’s Capital Grants, contact the Community Grants Officer on 01962 848 582 or visit the Winchester City Council Website.