Chill-out shelter gets funding

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A YOUNG people’s ‘chill out’ shelter and repairs to a leaking church roof are among good causes to get a cash boost from designated councillors’ budgets.

Spalding Wygate members Roger Gambba-Jones and Christine Lawton donated a total of £4,525 for a shelter, seating and a litter bin so teenagers can meet for a chat at Avignon Road, Spalding.

The councillors met youngsters following an approach from a PCSO.

Coun Lawton said: “They just wanted somewhere where they could sit and chill. This will give them somewhere to sit sheltered from the elements and a little bit of privacy.”

Coun Rodney Grocock – who made headlines last month for his £500 donation to care for sick and injured hedgehogs – joined forces with his Moulton, Weston and Cowbit Ward colleagues for three big donations.

Jointly they gave £650 to repeair a leaking roof at Weston Hills Church, £613.54 to Moulton Seas End Youth Club and £597.60 to Weston Hills Village Hall.

As reported in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian 22 councillors each gave £50 to Spalding Swimming Club.

Other donations:

• Couns Michael Booth and Chris Brewis (Sutton Bridge) – £32.49 each to St Matthew’s Drive Comfort Fund

• Coun Amanda Puttick (Donington, Quadring and Gosberton) – £500 to Donington youth group Flinders Founders

• Coun Jane King (Donington, Quadring and Gosberton) – £2,275 to Donington Dickensian Christmas Fair

• Couns David Wilkinson, Dennis Tennant and Simon Booth (Long Sutton) – £400 each to Long Sutton CAB

• Coun Mick Seymour (The Saints) – £304.50 to Sutton St Edmund car park

• Coun Martin Howard (Holbeach Town) – £1,000 to regeneration of Holbeach Nature and £500 for watering of Holbeach In Bloom’s hanging baskets

• Coun Nick Worth (Holbeach Hurn) – £375 to ground clearance at West Field, Holbeach St Marks

• Coun David Wilkinson (Long Sutton) – £150 to winter maintenance at Long Sutton Bowls Club green

• Coun Sally Slade (Pinchbeck and Surfleet) – £50 to publicise family party and carnival disco for Pinchbeck Carnival Association

• Couns Angela Newton (£200) and Graham Dark (£250) (Spalding Monkshouse and Spalding St John’s) – £450 for Spalding Brass Band to play at the town’s Christmas market and lights switch-on