Continued backing for Parracombe project
NORTH Devon Council is to continue to support a project to provide community facilities in Parracombe. In 2005, the council gave a �16,000 grant to Parracombe Parish Council to help convert a toilet block in the recreation area. Today, the building no
NORTH Devon Council is to continue to support a project to provide community facilities in Parracombe.
In 2005, the council gave a �16,000 grant to Parracombe Parish Council to help convert a toilet block in the recreation area.
Today, the building not only includes toilets, but also a kitchen which can be used by the community for various events, next to a play park, field and tennis court.
For the last five years, North Devon Council has given an annual �866 to the parish council, to helpit maintain the facilities.
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This month, that agreement ran out. However, after inspecting the site and finding out how widely used it is, the council has agreed that the yearly funding should continue.
Councillor Rodney Cann, Lead Member for Waste and Recycling, said: "I'm particularly proud to have been involved in securing the original grant for this toilet block conversion, and it is great to know it's been a success.
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"The parish council has made maximum use of the building, which benefits the whole community, from the school to other local groups. Therefore I am delighted that we can continue to support them in the future."
As well as being used by local groups for cricket, rounders, tennis and football, the kitchen area can also be hired out for other events.