Ward cash will fund chance for children

Town hall funding is helping grassroots projects
Town hall funding is helping grassroots projects
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Children from some of Blackpool’s most deprived neighbourhoods are set to enjoy a trip to Devon thanks to grassroots funding.

Councillors representing Bispham, Bloomfield, Claremont, Tyldesley and Victoria have set aside £200 from each of their ward budgets to help fund the trip.

The total grant of £1,000 has been donated to community group Bugs 2 Butterflies which runs play schemes for children.

In other ward funding, Coun Don Clapham and Coun Colin Maycock, who represent Bispham, have allocated £2,217 from their pot of money towards providing improved security measures at Cavendish Road Park.

The cash will be given to the council’s Parks Department for the supply, wiring and installation of CCTV cameras at the recreation ground.