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Lowestoft Together funds more projects

PUBLISHED: 15:39 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:38 06 July 2010

BACK with a bang….the money has started flowing and numerous groups look set to benefit in Lowestoft.

Ever since The Journal revealed last month that a community action group had emerged from a period of uncertainty to be “back in business,” board members from Lowestoft Together have been kept busy overseeing a range of new bids from local projects.

BACK with a bang….the money has started flowing and numerous groups look set to benefit in Lowestoft.

Ever since The Journal revealed last month that a community action group had emerged from a period of uncertainty to be “back in business,” board members from Lowestoft Together have been kept busy overseeing a range of new bids from local projects.

With almost £225,000 having been made available to spend on projects that will benefit communities in the town, the board met this week to announce schemes that will reap the rewards in the future.

At the Lowestoft Together board meeting on Tuesday it was voted that The Kirkley Centre in London Road South would receive £8,345 towards funding a project manager - and another £8,500 towards this would be being match-funded by another source.

Ian Robb, Gunton Community Member, told the board that a multi-use games area has now been installed on Gunton Community Park and tomorrow (Saturday) there is to be a hay-raking event. Anyone helping to rake the hay will get a free ice cream.

Richard Jolley updated the Lowestoft Together Board on progress with Fen Park, and a special opening event at the transformed facility will take place in forthcoming weeks.

Chairman Sue Henderson said that Seeyam Brijmohun from eSafe Consultancy based in Birmingham is to start making a documentary on the work and projects of Lowestoft Together, with filming to start next Thursday, August 27.

Statutory Board Member Alan Osborne then added that Lowestoft Together's funding of PCSOs in the town “is unique in the UK” as nowhere else in the country has an external source provided money for police.

He also said that Lowestoft Together's funding of Waveney Partnership TV is also “unique”, and the project has now become sustainable after the initial award of money that was given.

“The Lowestoft Together board is very keen to hear from any organisation or individual who has a community project that needs funding,” a spokesman said.

Anyone submitting a bid for funds needs to make the application by September 18 at the latest to be considered by the next meeting of the appraisal panel.


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