Hat-trick of help

PONTELAND Town Council has handed out more than £1,000 in grants to two local organisations and a school.

Ponteland Scouts and Ponteland United Football Club have both received £500 towards a slide projector and removable goalposts respectively.

And £100 was awarded to Darras Hall First School to help its playground project, where a patch of waste land which is not suitable for children to use at the moment will be transformed into an inspiring area that pupils can explore and investigate as well as a place where they can be quiet and reflective.