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Community cash will help Cheltenham, councillors say

By jrmaidment  |  Posted: February 05, 2013

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SIXTEEN projects stand to benefit to the tune of thousands of pounds after Cheltenham Borough Council bosses agreed to hand out community cash.

Councillors met this evening at the Municipal Offices to allocate £38,500 set aside for good causes as part of the Community Pride scheme. 

There was also an additional £4,000 handed out to pay for smaller scale projects and activities.

One of the winners is the Popes Close Tenants and Residents Association which will receive £1,000 to spend on the Popes Close Community Garden.

Meanwhile £3,033 will be given to The Gardens Gallery in Montpellier to help pay for its green-energy project. 

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will receive £3,830 to help teach people about the River Chelt. 

Speaking at a meeting of the cabinet, leader of the council, Councillor Steve Jordan, said: "I think this is always a very positive process and we have done this for a few years. 

"The enthusiasm that people greet it with is great and the work that is done around the town because of it is great. 

"We were well oversubscribed again but I was very pleased that we were able to support 16 of the bids."

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