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More than £28,000 grants to village projects

Grants worth more than £28,000 have been agreed by West Oxfordshire District Council to help pay for new or improved sports recreational or community facilities for people in Eynsham, Standlake, Woodstock, Great Tew and Little Tew.

In Eynsham, a grant of just over £18,500 will go towards the cost of a project by the Parish Council to extend and improve the Witney Road play area. Work will involve extending the basketball area, installing a youth shelter and putting in a multi-use games area and extra play equipment.

£5,000 has been allocated towards the cost of developing a second cricket playing area including a five-pitch square at Great and Little Tew Cricket Club which will enable more people to participate in the sport at this venue.

At Standlake, a grant of £3,300 will go towards the cost of installing an induction loop on stage at the village hall to enhance the audibility of productions there for people with hearing impairment. The money will also help pay for improved kitchen facilities including an energy conserving water heater.

For the people of Woodstock a grant worth just over £1,900 to the Town Council will assist in funding new play equipment for toddlers at two play areas, a self closing gate at one of these and a picnic bench at a third area.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure & Tourism said: “All the projects we are helping to fund tie-in well with West Oxfordshire District Council’s aims of encouraging as many people as possible to live active and healthy lives by taking up the recreational and cultural opportunities available to them.”

Posted : 04/01/2008 10:00:14

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