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MELKSHAM Area Board awarded three grants to local initiatives at their meeting this month.
A total of £8,478 was awarded at the meeting held on Wednesday 13th November from the area board’s Community Area Grants scheme and the Youth Grants scheme.
Atworth Village Hall and Recreation Ground committee were awarded £2,483 for the replacement of tables and chairs at the village hall.
Their application said, “The tables and chairs in the village hall have been there for several decades. The old plastic seats are not comfortable for older users of the hall. The chairs with cloth seats has had several legs buckle or break and therefore needs to be replaced. The tables are old and we have had legs break off recently, therefore they are not sustainable. We need to take into account the comfort of the public and the reliability of the equipment used in the hall.”
The Arthouse Café, which is run by Melksham Rotary in the Market Place, was given £995 towards the installation of a new power-assisted front door.
Their application said, “Elderly and wheelchair customers have difficulty in negotiating the heavy door and cill, especially in wet weather. This project is to supply and install an easy to use power assisted entrance door and lower the door cill to provide easier access for customers.”
Local charity Young Melksham was awarded £5,000 to support its No Limits SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) youth club.
Their application said, “The No Limits youth club dedicated for young people with SEND runs every Monday at The Canberra Centre in Melksham. Any young people aged between 13 and 25 are able to attend and take part in a range of activities supported by a team of experienced youth workers and volunteers.”