Lowestoft Together's future is brighter
COMMUNITY action group Lowestoft Together, which was feared to be under threat, held its last board meeting of the financial year this week.For many, the fear was that this would be the last meeting to take place.
COMMUNITY action group Lowestoft Together, which was feared to be under threat, held its last board meeting of the financial year this week.
For many, the fear was that this would be the last meeting to take place. So much so that it was believed Tuesday's meeting at the Town Hall would spell the end of the organisation - which has been responsible for funding good causes in deprived areas of the town - as it became yet another victim to the economic downturn and financial difficulties which have beset Waveney District Council.
But the future is now looking brighter.
The board confirmed that it would help fund monies for Newson Meadow site (Lowestoft and District Allotment Ltd), The Yard project for improving energy efficiency, Scary Guy 2, Waveney Rape and Abuse Centre, North Lowestoft Skate/BMX Park Landscaping, FX Dance Crew for FX Experience and Green Drive Action Group for improving the village green. This funding totalled �41,628.
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Arthur Charvonia, Lowestoft Together board member and deputy chief executive of Waveney Council, revealed that �2,600 might be lost if it was not spent during this financial year and so the board elected to give �800 each to DIAL, Citizens' Advice Bureau and LISG (Lowestoft International Support Group).
He told the board that they would have �258,000 to fund projects during the 2009-2010 financial year, with �30,000 to be carried forward.
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He also said that, in spite of Lowestoft Together having lost its three dedicated staff, support would be provided by Waveney District Council officers.