Nettleham Ward District Councillor Giles McNeill and Nettleham & Saxilby Division County Councillor Jackie Brockway, have used funds from their respective authorities to support Greetwell Parish Council’s initiative of holding get-togethers in the MaCh resturant on Wragby Road in North Greetwell, to help improve the areas sense of community.
Cllr. Giles McNeill said:
“It is really important to build a sence of community, particularly in a parish like Greetwell, which has fragmented constituenct parts to it. These get-togethers go some way in helping local people get to know one another.
“These events also help by providing an opportunity for groups that may feel isolated to socialise in their locality, such as the elderly.
“I am really proud that Jackie and I have been able to find funding to help secure the future of these events in the coming months.”
Chris Myers, the Clerk of Greetwell Parish Council, commenting following the news that £500 had been forthcoming from the West Lindsey Councillors Initiative Fund, said:
“This is really good news, as along with Jackie’s contribution we can cover the costs for the next year of events.”
West Lindsey District Councillors have a pot of £2,000 to spend on local projects within their communities for the next two year – known as the Councillor Initiative Fund. Lincolnshire County Councillors have their own scheme, known as the Big Society Fund, which previosously was a pot of £4,000 available between 2011 and March 2013. The scheme is understood to have been renewed.