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West Norfolk community projects share £580k infrastructure levy windfall

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Dozens of community projects have been awarded funds from a community levy charged on new developments in West Norfolk.

Almost 30 schemes across the borough are set to share more than £580,000 of funding in allocations announced by West Norfolk Council this week.

A new round of applications will open in July.

King's Court, Borough Council of West Norfolk.. (49703902)
King's Court, Borough Council of West Norfolk.. (49703902)

Richard Blunt, the authority’s development portfolio holder, said: “It’s lovely looking through the list of projects we’re supporting because you can really imagine how they will improve people’s lives.

“Some of them are quite local to the communities in which they will be delivered. Others will have much wider benefits. Upgrades to community sports facilities to make them more accessible or expand opening times helps people from a wider area to participate in activities that are good for mental and physical wellbeing.

“Community transport means people who can be independent but need help getting from A to B can still get around – and in an environmentally-friendly way, too.

All Saints Church North Runcton. (52062534)
All Saints Church North Runcton. (52062534)

“My thanks go to the applicants and to the officers and councillors who have spent a lot of time carefully reviewing applications to ensure the maximum benefit was achieved for West Norfolk.”

The full list of projects receiving funds from the levy is as follows: All Saints’ Church, South Lynn, toilets and kitchen, £50,000; Burnham Market pavilion refurbishment, £15,000; Burnham Overy Village Hall windows and doors, £7,500; Downham Howdale Recreation Ground play equipment, £50,000; Emneth Parish Council replacement bus shelter, £2,497.50; Festival Too staging, £50,000; Grimston Cricket Club pavilion refurbishment, £9,016

Harpley play area maintenance, £6,500; Hockwold Cricket Club improvements, £9,238; Hunstanton Community Centre heigh barrier and gates, £4,250; Hunstanton Sailing Club accessbility improvements, £10,439; Heacham Parish Council green space protection, £8,770.40; Hunstanton Town Council outdoor exercise equipment, £9,000; Hunstanton Town Hall furniture, £3,800; Lynnsport athletics track floodlights, £30,000; Marham Recreation Area and playground improvements, £45,502

North Lynn Methodist Church renovation and extension, £50,000; North Runcton Parochial Church Council new facilities, £8,500; Ouse Amateur Sailing Club building reconfiguration, £25,461.60; Sedgeford Parish Council modular stage, £6,000; Shouldham Project Play Park, £23,770; South Creake Tennis Club fencing and gates, £6,000; St Germans Pavilion defibrilator, £750; Syderstone TROD, £5,000; Swan Youth Project, Downham, £50,000; Terrington Old School Project, £50,000; West Norfolk Community Transport zero emission bus, £31,762.50; Wimbotsham Recreation Ground play equipment repairs, £8,670.90.

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