Tuesday 27 May 2003 3.12pm
Sarah's comments about capital versus running costs are spot on. In defence of the lottery monies issued to capital projects, it really is the job of councils to cough up on running costs, and not bodies like the HLF to provide replacement income streams. Incidentally, if anyone in the local community is interested in applying for a grant (which can be worth many thousands of pounds) for doing up a bit of abandoned or run-down ground on your doorstep, you could do a lot worse than visit
This is a Government body which is currently handing out grants to local communities who are interested in reclaiming small pieces of waste ground which the council (and others) have neglected. The emphasis is on the local community to do up their own neighbourhood, and the funds are specifically targeted at areas of multiple deprivation (eg: that piece of waste ground where the Old Kent Road
meets the Bricklayers' Arms roundabout). So if you know of a piece of waste ground near you that needs sprucing up (even if it is owned by the council), give the site a visit. They will even help pay for local communities to buy the land off the owner!
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-MM- The Nature of Monkey was Irrepressible.