Friday, 19 July 2013

Successful bid for £5,000 towards skateboard park in Theale

Members of West Berkshire Council are invited to make bids for funding towards projects in their wards. This year, the maximum bid was £5,000 per councillor.

I made a bid for the maximum towards Theale Parish Council's skateboard park project. Today I received confirmation that my bid had been successful.

There is still a long way to go - the estimated cost is between £40,000 and £50,000. However, the parish council will be applying for grants from from charitable trusts, etc. Many such bodies make grants on a "matched funding" basis, so the £5,000 gives us a start,

The proposed skate park will be sited close to the play area in the recreation ground. It will be far enough away from houses to avoid noise disturbance while still be overlooked.

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