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Council cash for projects in communities projects

Posted onPosted on 8th Dec

Communities are to benefit from a £430,000 investment as part of a Nottinghamshire County Council scheme supporting local projects.

Councillors gave the go ahead to the latest round of Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) funding at a recent Communities and Place Committee meeting.

The Local Improvement Scheme helps communities by providing grants to organisations that seek to make a difference.

Refurbishments to sports clubs, new outdoor gym and play areas, and improving accessibility for library users, as well as for visitors to nature reserves and public gardens, are among the 70 schemes that aim to improve the quality of life in local communities up and down the county.

Coun John Handley, vice-chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, said: “I am proud that Nottinghamshire County Council has still been able deliver significant investment in this non-statutory scheme, despite facing such unexpected and challenging circumstances this year.

“I anticipate that we will be able to recommend a few more bids for approval in December, once we have completed further checks on eligibility and match-funding.”
Some of the schemes set to benefit residents include:

Collingham Football Club’s project for a new education and sports recreation building for the club and community will net £10,000 in LIS match-funding.

An ambitious parish council scheme in Blidworth, set to receive £30,000 towards installing secure fencing, a new children’s play area, skate park, football pitches, designated dog walking areas, lighting, CCTV and outdoor gym equipment.

£20,000, which will be match-funded by Bilsthorpe Parish Council for two new outdoor gym facilities alongside existing play areas.

A Community Garden Project in Ollerton that will receive £1,700 to develop an inclusive green space for local people to grow vegetables and fruit as a community activities.

To help make the County’s libraries even more accessible, several projects by Inspire will be supported by LIS funding, including The Old Library in Mansfield (£3,687) Mansfield Central Library (£4,382) Skegby Library (£1,046) Kirkby Library (£13,313).

Mansfield Lawn Tennis Club Ltd, which is set to receive approximately £6,200 towards installing new secure fencing and new directional signs.

Calverton Parish Council’s plans to buy and install new village gateway signs, village hall signs and information boards will receive £9,000.