Community projects in Harborough bankrolled to the tune of over £925,000 by the district council

And almost £900,000 alone is being pumped into a new community centre at Great Glen

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 11:32 am
A whole range of community projects in Harborough are being bankrolled to the tune of over £925,000 by the district council.

A whole range of community projects in Harborough are being bankrolled to the tune of over £925,000 by the district council.

The schemes are getting a vital shot in the arm after the council agreed yesterday (Tuesday) to plough the cash into the initiatives across Harborough.

And almost £900,000 alone is being pumped into a new community centre at Great Glen.

The Section 106 money is handed over by developers for local community blueprints and social infrastructure.

Those who have successfully applied for funding are:

Great Glen Parish Council - £892,938.13 for a new, larger replacement purpose-built community building to replace the existing youth centre and village hall to create more opportunities for indoor activities

St Andrews Church, North Kilworth - £17,640 for the modernisation and refurbishment of the historic 12th century St Andrews Church to provide more opportunity for social events

Great Glen Parish Council - £9,570 for two footpaths required at the cemetery in London Road, Great Glen, to improve access and safety

St Nicolas Church, Fleckney - £4,020.40 for footpath and fencing improvements surrounding the recently cleared area for additional burial plots

South Kilworth Parish Council - £2,631.80 for the installation of a zipwire / cable facility at the children’s play following a village consultation.

Cllr Simon Whelband, Harborough council’s Cabinet member for communities, said: “We are delighted to be allocating such a significant amount of money to some really positive local projects which will benefit residents and communities for many years to come. “Section 106 funding provides an opportunity to bring much-needed infrastructure to communities across the district.”

Organisations in areas with Section 106 funding are now being invited to submit grant applications to Harborough council.

Details of these areas are available on the council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk/grants