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Funding boost for much-loved local village hall

Posted by East Suffolk Communications Team on 19 September 2019 | Comments

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A local village hall at the heart of Boyton gets funding boost from East Suffolk councillor.

Cllr James Mallinder, Cabinet Member for the Environment and local ward member for Deben, donated £500 from his Enabling Communities Budget to Boyton Parish Council to help them carry out much-needed electrical work to the local village hall.

Cllr James Mallinder said: 

“It gives me great pleasure that I am able to support this important project. Boyton village hall is the heart of this village and used by organisations, groups and local residents alike, so these improvements will really benefit the whole community.”

Richard Jesty, Chairman of Boyton Parish Council, said: 

“We are delighted to get the support from Cllr Mallinder to be able to carry out these essential works to ensure that this community asset is fit for the future.”

East Suffolk Council’s Enabling Communities Budgets support activities delivered by community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations. A total of £412,500 has been allocated for 2019/20 from the New Homes Bonus, funding generated through new houses built in the district.

Distributed equally amongst each of the Council’s 55 members, each ward councillor has a £7,500 Enabling Community Budget to spend on community projects or to develop new projects which tackle community needs in their area.

Previous projects which have benefitted from Enabling Community Budget funding include play areas, village hall refurbishments and equipment, community events, projects supporting people with disabilities and the purchase of defibrillators.

Community groups wishing to apply for Enabling Community Budget funding should contact their district councillor or visit our Enabling Communities Budget page.