A proposed new cycle path between Brean Down and Weston Pier has been given a financial boost.

The eight-mile traffic-free cycle and walking route called the Brean Way is due to open in May, as first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here.

Sedgemoor District Council has this week named the organisers of the cycle path as one of the recipients to receive grant funding.

Community groups across the district will benefit from nearly £19,000 of grant funding.

£2,494.17 was granted to Greenways and Cycleroutes Ltd for completion of the Brean Down Way – a walking and cycling route from Brean to Weston-super-Mare.

£2,500 was awarded to Wembdon Cricket Club to purchase and install a perimeter ball stop system. £2,500 was awarded to the Wassail Theatre Group towards their Reclaimed project. £2,500 to Westonzoyland Engine Trust for the final phase of the project is to complete new visitor facilities.

£2,450 is going to Somerset Film and Video Ltd to support a creative wellbeing project for the general public and for those identified with mental health issues. £2,400 has been awarded to Cheddar Arts Fringe Festival to run a Willow sculpture workshop.

Middlezoy Cricket Club was awarded £1,396.56 to provide cricket and coaching equipment, and Mean Feet Dance Company was awarded £975 to develop a weekly wellbeing group. £750 will also go to Actiontrack to run a Gamelan Residency with young people.

And Pawlett Sports and Playing Field Association 1997 was awarded £744 towards the 3G project. Victoria Park Young Adults Group was awarded £250 towards new equipment and trips.