Council cash boost for parish groups

TWO Pegswood organisations have received funding support from their local parish council.

Pegswood with Bothal WI was awarded two grants to help with room hire and speakers costs.

The group was awarded £400 to run for the rest of 2011/12, and received £800 for 2012/13.

Meanwhile, Pegswood Community Action received £500 to assist with administration costs during the next financial year.

Under Pegswood Parish Council’s new policy, groups must apply for an amount to cover the 12-month period from April to April.

Deputy Clerk Kevin Cassie said: “The way this policy is framed, clubs and organisations will get a certain amount for the year and they can’t come back for more.

“This will help them to plan ahead with greater clarity.”