Funding for First Fridays

Councillor Pauline Davies, Sadie Green (Bideford Bay Creatives), Dave Green (Bideford Bay Creatives)

Councillor Pauline Davies, Sadie Green (Bideford Bay Creatives), Dave Green (Bideford Bay Creatives), Chloe Murphy (Fruit Loop), Sally (Blazey’s Cafe), Pete Yeo and musicians Chloe Bix & Trudi Mackie-Brown. - Credit: Archant

Councillor awards £500 to community group providing monthly events in Bideford.

A COUNCILLOR has given half of her annual grant allowance to help fund Bideford’s First Fridays and Culture Show.

Torridge District Councillor Pauline Davies awarded £500 to the Bideford Bay Creatives for the community run events on the first Friday of every month.

Sadie Green, chairman of Bideford Bay Creatives said: “It was wonderful to get the grant which has enabled us to buy our own equipment for the musicians to play and also a lovely new gazebo to perform under.

“The new items create more of an event feel and give us more of a presence on Mill Street.”


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The events include live music, food and drink promotions and a number of activities.

“I’m really pleased the £500 grant has allowed the First Fridays event to flourish,” said Cllr Davies.

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“It’s a great event for the town and shows off local talent at the same time.”

Anyone interested in applying for a community grant can contact their ward councillor, or Torridge’s community development officer, on 01237 428756 or e-mail malcolm.harris@torridge.gov.uk.

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