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Residents across two communities are to benefit following successful council funding

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  1. Residents in two communities are to benefit from improved recreational facilities following grants from Sevenoaks District Council.

    In Ash and New Ash Green Ward Cllr Carol Clark submitted an application to the Council's Big Community Fund Scheme on behalf of New Ash Green Residents' Association and was successful in receiving £1,500.

    The money is going to be used toward setting up an outside gym, giving people of all ages and abilities the chance to improve their health and lifestyle free of charge.

    The Residents' Association has plans to install six pieces of equipment on the sports field adjacent to The Pavilion building and next to the existing children's playground. The cost is likely to be around £11,000 with the remaining funding being sought from 'Awards for All', which is part of the Big Lottery Fund.

    A second application, made by Cllr Roger Walshe from Sevenoaks Eastern Ward, was also successful in receiving £500 in funding.

    Cllr Walshe made the application on behalf of Hollybush Residents' Association and requested funding towards buying a replacement bench as the existing one in Hollybush Recreation Ground is no longer fit for purpose as it has broken slats.

    The existing bench is close to the children's playground, overlooks the tennis courts and offers a pleasant view to the East so a new bench would continue to benefit many people.

    Cllr Roddy Hogarth, the Council's Cabinet Member for The Big Community Fund, says:
    The scheme exists to help organisations which provide services, activities or projects which benefit residents, with the focus being to those in greatest of need.

    Anyone wishing to apply for a Big Community Fund grant, which can be a maximum of £3,000 per ward, or £6,000 as a joint application with a neighbouring ward, should contact their local District Councillor.

    To find out more about the Big Community Fund, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/bcf or call 01732 227000.

    Sevenoaks DC News
     

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