THE latest bids for funding from the ‘Action: Bridgnorth and Morfe’ local joint committee will be announced when the group meets next on Thursday. The meeting, at the Bridgnorth District Council offices at Westgate, starts at 7pm, and all people living in and around Bridgnorth are invited to attend.
The committee has a £70,000 budget to spend on improving the local area, and all local voluntary groups and organisations can apply for up to £5,000 to help them in their work.
The meeting will also provide an update on the new Shropshire Council, and there will be a chance for people to find out more, and have their say, about, the council’s proposed budget for 2009/2010 using electronic voting pads.
People can also raise and discuss any other important local issues.
Margaret Winckler, the county councillor for Morfe and chairman of the committee, said: “Since the committee started the applications for funding now total around £100,000, and I’m looking forward to announcing which local groups have been successful in the latest round of bids.
“I’m also pleased that we can also give people the chance to find out more, and have their say, about how their council tax will be spent next year. As at past meetings, everyone coming along will also get the chance to say how they think the area could be improved, and to ask questions about any issues that are important to them.”
Action: Bridgnorth and Morfe covers the electoral divisions of Bridgnorth East, Bridgnorth West, Bridgnorth Rural and Morfe, which include the following villages and parishes: Bridgnorth Town; Eardington; Quatt
Malvern; Alveley and Romsley; Chelmarsh; Billingsley, Deuxhill, Glazeley and Middleton Scriven; Chetton; Worfield and Rudge; Badger; Beckbury; Claverley; Kemberton; Ryton and Grindle; Stockton, and Sutton Maddock.
The committee includes local councillors from Shropshire County Council, Bridgnorth District Council and local parish and town councils. It met for the first time in June 2008. Action: Bridgnorth and Morfe is one of 11 local joint committees now meeting across Shropshire.