Grants booster tally ‘uplifting’

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MIRFIELD is on the receiving end of a £94,000-plus boost.

Local projects got funding help when members of the area committee met this week. In all, councillors handed out £94,271. Coun Vivien Lees-Hamilton said the meeting had been “uplifting”.

l Streetbikes project – £1,215.

l Neighbourhood Management Group – £12,422 to turn the whole of Mirfield into a ‘no cold calling’ zone following a spate of bogus callers.

l Hanging baskets – £2,388 for baskets in areas other than the town centre. “It will be good to see colour throughout the town,” said Coun Lees-Hamilton.

l Matrix Project with Churches Together – £12,246 to fund an outreach youth worker. Churches Together are paying £10,000. “This has been such a beneficial project,” said Coun Lees-Hamilton.

l Safe Anchor Trust – £21,000 towards a boat with more wheelchair access. The Trust has raised £21,000 and asked the committee for £10,000. “Through clawing back money from other schemes, we matched their achievement,” said Coun Lees-Hamilton.

l Duke of Edinburgh Scheme – £10,000 to work on marina facilities.

l Completion of a ‘green gym’ – £15,000. The park is likely to be at Memorial Park.

l Upper Hopton Community Association – £10,000 to upgrade toilet facilities at Croft House.

l Upper Hopton Cricket Club – underwriting of £10,000 to continue and expand work with young people.