Funding boost for local groups

NEAABE111021b2sch'CASH BOOST: Cllr Ken Woodhead gives a cheque to Samantha Farmer from the SAFE shop.
NEAABE111021b2sch'CASH BOOST: Cllr Ken Woodhead gives a cheque to Samantha Farmer from the SAFE shop.

OVER £2,500 was handed out to community groups in Eastwood for the good work they have done in the area.

Town Mayor Cllr Ken Woodhead handed out community grant cheques to 20 organisations who the council considered had contributed to the local area.

“These people did a lot for the community and its good to have them recognised,” said Cllr Woodhead.

“With the recent cutbacks these groups suffer and its nice to be able top give them a helping hand.”

Cllr Woodhead said he particularly want to support young people with the cash handouts.