Crewkerne Town Council have awarded a total of £8,900 in community grants so far, leaving a margin within its £13,000 budget for 2021/22 to consider other grant applications that may be received throughout this year. The names of the local organisations and groups receiving a grant and the amounts awarded have been published in the latest Crewkerne Town Council Newsletter, which due to Covid restrictions, is not being delivered to homes but is available to view and download on the council’s website, www.crewkerne-tc.gov.uk.
Community grants that have been awarded are as follows; Citizens Advice South Somerset £2,000, Crewkerne & District Museum & Heritage Centre £1,000, Crewkerne Cricket Club £500, Crewkerne in Bloom £1,000, Crewkerne Men’s Shed £1,000, Crewkerne Tea Dance Group £100, Henhayes Community Centre £2,000, Radio Ninesprings £100, Severalls War Memorial Gardens Group £200.00, The Speedwell £1,000. Recipients of an annual community grant award are normally presented with their cheques at the Annual Meeting of Electors, when those representing the local groups and organisations are invited to give an update on what they have been doing throughout the past year.
In a recent statement, Crewkerne Town Council said: “Because of Covid restrictions, the town council considers it most unlikely that it will be possible to hold the Annual Meeting of Electors, which is traditionally held in April at the Victoria Hall. It is therefore planned to postpone this meeting until September. In the event that use of the Victoria Hall is still not feasible by then, the town council will look to hold the event online using Zoom. Please let us know what you think of these plans.” Crewkerne Town Council can be contacted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01460 74001. Telephone calls are being re-routed to council office staff who are working from home.