Remaining New Homes Bonus cash dished out by Saffron Walden Town Council

SAFFRON Walden Town Council has agreed to dish out the remainder of its New Homes Bonus (NHB) cash to a number of worthwhile causes.

Councillors agreed to fund a projector for the library, a canopy for the rugby club and a toilet for the Dig It allotments project, while cash was also split between Saffron Screen, Home Start, Support 4 Sight, Saffron Seals, Buffybus, Accuro, the Saffron Walden Youth Outreach Project and the Alzheimer’s Society.

A proposal to put �9,587 towards urgent repairs to the Town Hall was rejected. The idea, suggested by town councillor Sandra Eden, narrowly lost out by just one vote.

The town council was given �43,185 as part of the �714,000 dished out by Uttlesford District Council. Prior to last week’s meeting it had already allocated more than �30,000 to schemes, including cleaning the war memorial and market square fountain, and a new bus stop in the high street. The remaining NHB money will be split between the following 10 clubs and organisations, which must be approved by UDC:

• Saffron Walden Rugby Club – �900

• Saffron Seals swimming club – �1,900

• Support 4 Sight – �1,152

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• HomeStart Uttlesford – �1,000

• Allotment Association – �1,295

• Saffron Screen – �1,000

• Accuro – �2,000

• Saffron Walden Youth Project – �2,000

• Library Society – �323

• Alzheimer’s Society – the remaining balance, which is likely to be about �400