Cllrs Anna Smith and Rosy Moore outside the food hub at St. Thomas
Cllrs Anna Smith and Rosy Moore outside the food hub at St. Thomas's Hall on Ancaster Way

At a recent East Area Committee, councillors awarded almost £14,000 of local grants to projects based in Coleridge Ward and/our benefiting our residents. These include:

  • A day out for isolated and low-income residents
  • A community street party at St Thomas’ Hall
  • A community open air ‘bird box’ art trail
  • Support and arts projects for families, the isolated, and people with disabilities
  • Mill Road Winter Fair

Steve King, Birdwood Road resident and local activist, says:

“It’s wonderful to see some of the Area Committee Grants come to this area. For years the Birdwood Area Residents Association has done much to strengthen our community here, through its lending library, sunflower growing competitions and so much else.

I can’t wait to see the Bird Box Gallery up and running. This community has come together wonderfully during the pandemic, and the grant towards that will go a long way to keeping that spirit going’.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities says:

“Our area committee grants are a great way to make sure that funding gets to local projects, and I’m very pleased to have been able to vote these grants through in East Area Committee. There’s everything from community celebrations, to art trails to support for the vulnerable – things that are going to be so important for our community over the coming months”.


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