Cash boost for Fleetwood community group

Shaun MacNeill from Westview Community Association
Shaun MacNeill from Westview Community Association
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Two worthwhile Fleetwood projects have benefited from Wyre Council cash.

The council’s annual Shaping Your Neighbourhood grant this year totals £43,879 and has been shared out among several community schemes across the borough.

It’s a useful handout to help us do that and we’re grateful to Wyre Council

West View Community Association has landed £1,200 to set up a tool bank at the estate’s centre on Eden Avenue.

It will allow residents on the estate to lend the new equipment such as a petrol mower, electric mower, strimmer, hedge cutter and smaller items like spades and trowels. Although the service will be free, those who borrow the equipment and tools will do so on the agreement that they put up a deposit first.

And a related scheme, provided in association with Regenda Housing, will see vulnerable residents on West View have their gardens trimmed and tidied up.

Shaun MacNeill, vice chairman of West View Community Association, said: “The aim is that it will help people, who don’t have these kind of tools, in a way that will improve the overall quality of the estate.

“It’s a useful handout to help us do that and we’re grateful to Wyre Council.”

Another Fleetwood scheme to benefit from Wyre funding is Emmanuel Church’s project providing clothes line packages for vulnerable families and new mums in the town, which received £1,800. Other schemes included a grant of £1,300 towards a joint-initiative by the Windmill Players/Friends of Thornton Little Theatre to restore an ICI Memorial in Thornton. And the Friends of Jean Stansfield Vicarage Park in Poulton received £5,000 for phase two of a junior play 
area.