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Topcliffe hits the jackpot

Published on Tuesday, 5th September 2017

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Topcliffe has hit the jackpot – receiving more than £5000 in grant aid from the district council.

Two community groups in the village have been awarded cash from Hambleton’s ‘Making a Difference’ pot.

Topcliffe and Asenby Village Hall Committee received £2500 to help decorate the recently renovated and extended village hall. The £140,000 project includes a new toilet block, entrance lobby, disabled access, additional storage and totally refurbished kitchen and equipment.

And the 1st Topcliffe Scouts group - which also uses the hall – used its £2850 for two group mess tents and camping equipment..

“Whilst camping last year we realised our twenty year old tents were no longer fit for purpose,” said Alexandra Little, Group Committee Chairman.

“So this new camping kit will benefit all our Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorers and enable them to camp and gain valuable life building skills.”

Ward Member, Councillor Mark Robson who supported the projects added: “It is great to be able to help these community driven clubs with projects that they otherwise would not be able to afford themselves.”