Wakefield Council awards funds to local charity

Date: 08/04/2014
Ref: PR 4525

Wakefield Council has supported an application by local charity, Horticare to repaint the pit wheel standing outside Outwood Memorial Hall on Leeds Road in Outwood.

Funding to refurbish the pit wheel came from came from the Council's Neighbourhood Improvement Fund after the application was approved last month. The charity volunteers are due to start work on the wheel on Thursday April 10.

Local Ward Councillors for Wrenthorpe and Outwood West supported the charity's request for help with the project.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities, said: "Horticare do such good work throughout the district and help a lot of local people with learning disabilities so I am delighted the Ward Councillors got behind them to help maintain Outwood's heritage.

"The purpose of the Neighbourhood Improvement Fund is to provide small grants to support community projects and we invite bids from any voluntary, community, recreational groups and special interest forums, based and working within the Wakefield district."

Horticare, a registered charity, was formed in 1992. Based at Lindale Nursery, Kirkhamgate, Horticare provide horticultural training and work experience for people with learning disabilities and sell high quality plants to the public.

For more information on the work the charity does, visit www.horticarewakefield.org.uk

Application forms for funding and more details about the Neighbourhood Improvement Fund can be found at http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/community-and-housing/community/neighbourhood-improvement