Early request for help with cash in 2013

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COMMUNITY groups in Donington hoping for a slice of parish council cash will be asked to get their requests in early next year to avoid disappointment.

Donington parish councillors said they needed to know how much to budget for projects before they set the precept, which is done early in the year.

They decided to clarify the situation on Thursday after receiving a request for funds from Flinders Founders to help pay for toilets for the annual Party in the Park celebration.

The parish council has previously given donations to pay the cost in full but this year the bill came to more than £300 – with only £200 budgeted in the precept.

Councillors agreed to give a donation for £200, and asked for groups to get their anticipated requests for next year in by the end of this calendar year.