Grants from garbage

PUBLISHED: 15:20 17 October 2006 | UPDATED: 13:33 04 May 2010

PYMOOR and Littleport villagers have benefited from a scheme which turns rubbish into cash. They have received grants from a fund which allows rubbish tip operators to invest part of their annual tax bill in their local communities. Pymoor residents have

PYMOOR and Littleport villagers have benefited from a scheme which turns rubbish into cash.

They have received grants from a fund which allows rubbish tip operators to invest part of their annual tax bill in their local communities.

Pymoor residents have been awarded £12,338 to update the kitchen at their Cricket and Social Club and bring it into the 21st century.

The rest of the building has been extended and improved over the years but the kitchen has been left in a time warp.

Littleport residents have also received cash to renovate the kitchen at their village hall.

In the past the state of the kitchen has led to bookings at the village hall suffering but now they have been given £13,538 to bring it up to date.

Work on the outside brickwork is also being carried out at the moment and improvements are being made to the first floor meeting room to create more space.

The grants, totalling more than £90,000 for seven projects across Cambridgeshire, are distributed under the Landfill Communities Fund by WREN.

WREN project manager, Sarah Gosling, said: "Projects applying for grants from WREN are assessed by an individual panel of locally based experts in each county for their need, community benefit and support, sustainability and value for money.

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