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Councillors give funding boost to community organisations in West Suffolk




Mark Westley Photography'Grant to Artheads at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre basement, Cllr Robert Everitt giving two new cameras to Artheads out of his locality budget. ANL-150120-195543009
Mark Westley Photography'Grant to Artheads at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre basement, Cllr Robert Everitt giving two new cameras to Artheads out of his locality budget. ANL-150120-195543009

A pre-school and a creative group to help people suffering from drugs, alcohol and mental health issues have been given a funding boost thanks to two councillors.

Rougham Acorns and Woodlands pre-school and school holiday club received money towards a new iPad from deputy leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cllr Sara Mildmay-White’s locality budget.

Cllr Sara Mildmay-White, deputy leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, at Rougham Acorns and Woodlands group with the iPad which she gave funding towards ANL-150120-161009001
Cllr Sara Mildmay-White, deputy leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, at Rougham Acorns and Woodlands group with the iPad which she gave funding towards ANL-150120-161009001

Meanwhile, Mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Robert Everitt and Cllr Clive Springett have given £250 each for Artheads to buy two new cameras for its creative workshops.

Each borough councillor has a locality budget worth £2,500 and grants must be at least £100.

Sonia Thurlow, chairman of Rougham Acorns, said they were ‘very grateful’ for the funding and the iPad will be used for group activities as well as individual learning.

Margaret Lee, of Artheads, based in the basement of Bury Leisure Centre, said they were ‘extremely grateful’ and the group is open to the whole community to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions around addiction and mental health problems.



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