Councillors award almost £4,000 in latest round of grants


Local groups in Skegness, Spilsby, Halton Holegate and Burgh le Marsh have received almost £4,000 in the latest round of councillor community initiative grants.

The scheme sees East Lindsey District Councillors each given a set amount of money each year which they can award to local groups and organisations.

The biggest winner in the latest round of grants was the Skegness Polish Educational Association, which received £600 and £400 from councillors Steve O’Dare and Ken Milner respectively. The money will be used to buy new textbooks.

Also in the Skegness ward, Cllr Milner donated £300 to the Skegness Crime prevention Panel to pay for six months of storage of equipment.

And in nearby Winthorpe Cllr Carl Macey granted £540 to the Palms Tai Chi Club to buy exercise equipment.

Over in Spilsby, Cllr Roderick Williams gave Spilsby Junior Football Club £500 to buy ne kit, football and training aids.

A councillor in neighbouring Halton Holegate also made two awards. Cllr Jim Swanson gave The Friends of Bolingbroke Castle £250 to help them with funding for a 1643 re-enactment event, and he also gifted £153 to East Keal Parish Council towards printing costs.

Finally, the Burgh le Marsh ward saw two grants of £500 handed out.

Cllr Neil Cooper gave £500 to Burgh Heritage Committee to buy paint, ladders and other equipment to allow the group to paint the roof of external buildings at Dobson’s Mill in the town.

And Cllr Pauline Cooper awarded £500 to Irby and Bratoft Village Hall to buy and install a cooker.