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Wychavon parishes to benefit from New Homes Bonus funding

Street lighting, footpaths and a new play area are among a series of projects set to benefit from nearly £31,000 of funding from Wychavon District Council.

At a meeting on 26 June, the Communities and Funding Advisory Panel approved the New Homes Bonus funding which will go to seven parish councils and one parish meeting in the Wychavon district.

The panel is also recommending a further £64,600 of funding for three other projects to the next Executive Board meeting.

The projects receiving funding will be:

  • Abbots Morton- £1,359 to replace the inefficient fluorescent strip lighting in Abbots Morton Village Hall with a number of LED lights.
  • Birlingham- £1,372 for the removal and relocation of the existing millennium bench and to produce a booklet to mark the 75th anniversary of World War 2.
  • Broughton Hackett Parish Meeting- £6,640 for new traffic lights, a memorial bench and a defibrillator.
  • Charlton- £3,569 to replace five street lights with modern LED lights at various locations.
  • Childswickham- £2,922 to enhance an existing footpath and to create a space of quiet and protect the flora and fauna biodiversity.
  • Elmbridge- £4,268 to install acoustic panels and to replace an old lighting strip with LED lighting through the village hall and lobby.
  • Elmley Lovett- £7,554 to renovate the football pitch and children’s’ playground equipment at Cutnall Green playing fields.
  • South Littleton- £3,237 for play equipment at Littleton Recreation Ground and Long Lartin playground.

Councillor Audrey Steel, Chairman of the Wychavon Communities and Funding Advisory Panel, said: “It is brilliant to see such varied projects receive the funding they need to benefit the community and residents of all ages. We are proud to be able to share New Homes Bonus with parishes and we can’t wait to see the end results.”