Gar­den fund grows

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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