Two more local projects have secured more than £3,000 from the Council’s Big Community Fund. Cllr Dee Morris, who represents Hextable, was successfully awarded a grant of £1,800 for renovations to the wooden Sports Pavilion, with high hopes of getting it ready for use during the school summer holidays. The New Town Tigers Football Club was a regular user of the adjoining football pitch, with the 120 members creating a good turnout each weekend. Sadly, the Pavilion toilets were recently vandalised, leaving it in urgent repair and denying Hextable use of the sports pavilion. The Big Community Fund grant will be used to help get the pavilion back into working order, installing emergency wiring and an alarm system to help prevent future vandalism. In Seal & Weald, Cllr Julia Thornton made a successful application for an innovative way to restore an important local feature while commemorating the centenary of the start of WW1 next year. A grant of £1,315 will be used to co-fund the cost to repair and replace an antiquated signpost that was struck by a lorry in March. At around 100 years old, the signpost will be re-erected and placed in a bed of poppies at Bowzells Green, creating a worthy commemoration while once again pointing drivers in the right direction. Other funding for this project has also been secured from Weald Parish Council, Kent County Council and local residents. Cllr Roddy Hogarth, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Development, says: Residents, groups and local people who would like to bid for a share of the Big Community Fund should contact their local District Councillor. For more information, visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/bcf or call 01732 227000.