Summer Holiday Activities Grant Cut
At the Area Board meeting on Tuesday (17th July) some local councillors contested an application from Aldbourne Youth Council and the Marlborough Youth Centre for a grant of £5,175 to fund summer holiday activities. The grant would have left about £500 in the Board’s youth fund annual budget. Despite a heartfelt plea from Katherine Ford, 13, of Marlborough and St John’s, it was agreed to reduce the grant so as to match the funding already raised for the projects - leaving a grant of £3,500. This will mean a reduction in the available activities.