Decision deferred

A DECISION to donate money to cash-strapped Alnwick Playhouse has been deferred, to investigate how much other grass-roots councils are forking out for the cause. It comes after staff made a request to the parish council for money.

Coun Kay Morris said she felt ‘very strongly’ about the Playhouse and called on the council to support it ‘to some degree’.

Coun Dickinson said: “I think it should be supported but I would like to investigate what other councils will contribute and make a decision accordingly.”