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£12,000 presented to local groups by Westbury Town Council


Representatives from the  groups who received grants

Representatives from the groups who received grants

WESTBURY Town Council has presented £12,000 worth of grants to local organisations.

46 groups attended the awards presentation event to receive their cheques from the Mayor of Westbury, cllr David Windess, at the Laverton on Wednesday 26th January.

“It was an honour to give the grants to all those organisations that provide such a good service to the people of Westbury,” said cllr Windess.

“A lot of the people involved in these organisations give up a lot of their time for no other reason than the community spirit that they have, and it’s good to see that Westbury still obviously has a lot of community spirit, and I would like to thank all those people that give up their time for the benefit of others.”

The groups applied for a grant from the town council at the end of last year. Town clerk Keith Harvey explained, “The criteria stated that each group has to provide a benefit and service to Westbury community.”

Each charity spokesperson gave thanks to Westbury Town Council for the donation and explained what the money will be used for and how the people of Westbury will benefit.

The groups receiving grants were: 1st Westbury Scout Group, 2nd Westbury Brownies, 68 (Westbury) Squadron Air Training Corps, All Saints Bellringers, Alzheimers Support, ASK, Carers Support West Wilts, Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline, Group Five, Imperial Charity, Kingfisher Pre-school, Lions Club of Westbury, Relate Mid Wiltshire, Royal British Legion – Westbury Branch, Scallywags Mother & Toddler Group, Stepping Stones, Sunshine Club, Trowbridge Sea Cadets, Victim Support Wiltshire, Warminster Community Radio, Warminster Riding for the Disabled, Wessex MS Therapy Centre, West Wilts Portage Service, West Wilts Society of Model Engineers, West Wilts Youth Sailing Association, West Wilts/Elblag Twinning Association, Westbury & District Choral Society, Westbury & District French Twinning Association, Westbury & District Link Scheme, Westbury & District U3A, Westbury (Wilts) Welfare of the Elderly Association, Westbury Amateur Swimming Club, Westbury Art Craft & Natter Group, Westbury BA13 Community Group – Good Friends Group, Westbury BA13 Community Group – Tai-Chi Group, Westbury Cricket Club, Westbury Music & Arts Festival, Westbury Rugby Club, Westbury United Football Club, Westbury Youth Football Club, White Horse Day Centre, White Horse Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, Wiltshire Music Centre and Cygnets pre-school.