Garden fund grows
AN allotments group is over the moon to have received a community grant from Macclesfield town council.
Brookfield Lane Allotments Association has been awarded £450 to buy some much-needed gardening equipment.
Mick Warren, chairman of the association, said: “We are so pleased that the town council is supporting us in our work here on the allotments and we look forward to a very positive relationship with them in the future.
“It’s a thumbs up from us.”
The council’s finance committee considered applications earlier this month and awarded grants to a number of local organisations.
Macclesfield Pioneering Women were awarded £600 to support its work raising awareness of the work of women in the area, and Macclesfield Civic Society was given £200 for its Civic Awards, which celebrates the best new buildings in town.
The programme has now awarded more than £12,000 to community groups it was introduced in September 2015.
The scheme remains open to applications and information can be received by emailing clerk@macclesfield-tc. gov.uk.
We would like to point out that the headline ‘Patients hit by GP strike’ in last week’s Express was incorrect and that the industrial action taken concerned junior doctors and not GPs.
●● Mick Warren, Phil Poysner and Casey Jones at Brookfield Lane Allotments