Published: April 16, 2013
Community projects in the Burnham area share £20,000 cash injection

Community projects in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been awarded a share of £20,000 from Sedgemoor District Council.

A total of 30 groups across the area will receive cash from the council's grants funding panel, it was announced on Monday (April 15th).

The team building a new Sports Pavilion in East Huntspill, pictured, will receive £1,000 towards the cost of the new facilities, which are being built for the use of the community on the playing fields. The grant will help towards finishing the building.

Brent Knoll Parish Council will also receive £1,000 towards the cost of a laser speed gun as the village's speed watch campaign steps up its efforts to reduce the number of speeding motorists.

West Huntspill Allotment Society is to get £864 to install new land drains on its site, pictured right.

For the last two years the site has flooded many times, causing considerable damage to members' crops.

All Saints Church in East Huntspill is to receive £1,000 towards much-needed major roof repairs.

The project will cost the church nearly £95,000 and it has already secured other funding torwards the scheme.

Burnham's Friends of Marine Cove, right will also receive £290 to buy cooking equipment and materials for an event being organised in the gardens where edible crops will be grown and then turned into a soup for anyone to try.

The grant will also help the Cove group purchase a gazebo to protect attendees of the Cove's events from inclement weather conditions, enabling events to continue rather than being moved indoors.

And Somerset Rural Youth Project has received £825 towards a purpose-made mobile health cafe which will visit West Huntspill, Cannington and Axbridge on a weekly basis for a year.

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