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Community groups get cash boost from Selby forum
COMMUNITY groups around the Selby district have thanked the council for grants which will go towards improving their organisations.
Selby District Council’s Eastern and Western Community Engagement Forums have handed out thousands of pounds of funding for a variety of schemes.
One organisation to benefit was 1st Church Fenton Scout Group, which was given £400 for new tents and first aid kits. A spokesman said: “On behalf of the group I would like to thank the CEF.
“Each year, Scouts spend over two million nights away from home doing adventurous activity. The money you have given us will go towards new, modern tents to make those nights better and for first aid kits when those activities make more demands than usual.”
Hemingbrough’s Hagg Lane Green Conservation Group was awarded a grant of £1,000 to buy new marquees for the site, while North Duffield Dragons Junior FC, which is run by volunteers for under-14s, was granted £900.
Club representative Andrea Reynard said: “This funding will be make a real difference and plans to use the funds to purchase new equipment for the club, and contribute towards additional specialist training for the team coaches which will enable the children of the community to continue to benefit from a well run local sports activity.”
Brotherton and Byram-Cum-Sutton’s Village in Bloom project was granted £844 to build new planting boxes and buy special hanging baskets for winter and spring flowering plants for next year’s display.
A spokesman said: “We hope that this support will make a big impact next year and make Brotherton and Byram-Cum-Sutton really be in bloom.”
Elsewhere, Fairburn Cricket Club’s junior team was given a grant, as were the Byram Park Allotment Society, who were issued £887 from the Western CEF to pay for new fencing work and replanting of crops destroyed by local wildlife.
A spokesman said: “Work will begin immediately with the installation of the fencing and thanks to the help from CEF, our produce will be safe for many years to come.”
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