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

PUBLISHED: 09:10 26 February 2012

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

• 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

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