Cash in the budget to help local groups

GRANTS totalling almost £4,000 have been allocated to community groups in Letchworth GC. To help tackle the issue of dog fouling, North Hertfordshire District Council s Letchworth committee has allocated £795 for the installation of three dog waste bins –

GRANTS totalling almost £4,000 have been allocated to community groups in Letchworth GC.

To help tackle the issue of dog fouling, North Hertfordshire District Council's Letchworth committee has allocated £795 for the installation of three dog waste bins - two in the Westbury area and one close to the Jackmans play area.

The committee has also allocated £1,000 to help improve safety and access routes to Norton Common bowling green, and Rap-Aid will receive £500 towards providing soccer training sessions, during school holidays, for young people from the Baldock Road, Grange and Westbury areas.

Mind - a drop-in facility for people suffering from mental health problems - received £416 towards running costs.

The committee also allocated £750 to support the opening of a holistic health service at the Buddhist Community Centre, and £520 towards the launch and development of the Letchworth African Caribbean Harmony Group.

The committee still has funds available from this year's budget for grants for local groups.

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Anyone who would like to apply, call the community development officer for Letchworth GC, Ashuk Ahmed, on 01462 474225 or contact your local councillor, whose details can be found on the NHDC website at www.north-herts.gov.uk

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