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Supporting sports clubs and village groups

Grants totalling more than £15,000 look set to be awarded to six clubs and organisations towards projects that will benefit members and local communities in West Oxfordshire.

The District Council’s Cabinet has agreed that grants should go to the following:

* Bampton in the Bush Cricket Club: £5,000 towards replacing an artificial wicket with a real grass wicket.
* Hanborough Playing Fields Association (HPFA): £4,500 towards fully refurbishing the village hall’s kitchen and toilets.
* Witney Rugby Football Club: £2,800 towards installing a barrier around the club’s senior pitch to improve safety for players and spectators.
* Fifield Memorial Recreation Ground: £1,340 towards a wooden shed to store sports equipment.
* Ramsden Tennis Court Committee: £1,096.63 towards pressure cleaning and colour spraying the tennis court.
* Witney Town Bowls Club: £654 towards installing safety steps and handrails onto the bowls green.

Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Health, said: “We have given these grants as part of our commitment to supporting local communities and encouraging participation in sports and recreation in our District. We are proud to support clubs and associations in this way and know that the funding will be of great assistance to each of them.”

The grants have been allocated from the Council’s Sport and Active Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and Play Facilities and Village Hall (Minor) Grant Schemes for 2009/10.

Posted : 26/06/2009 17:02:24

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