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Local organisations are bowled over by grant funding from North Herts Council

01 July 2021
Kimpton Cricket Club

PR Date: Thursday, 1 July 2021 - 4:30pm

North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee awarded £3,000* of grants to community groups in the district at its meeting on 24 June.

Kimpton Cricket Club Limited received £2,500 towards the purchase of a wicket mower. Due to the significant costs of purchasing a new mower, the club will buy a refurbished model that can perform multiple tasks such as grass cutting, aerating the ground and preparing ground for seeding when required. The mower will enable the club to keep the grass maintained and healthy after making improvements to the playing surface last year.

Simon Thompson, Chair of Kimpton Cricket Club said, “We are absolutely delighted and extremely grateful to receive such generous financial support from NHDC. Having been supported by Kimpton Parish Council last year, we were able to make significant improvements to the playing surface, the effectiveness and longevity of that investment will be improved enormously by the purchase of a fully refurbished mower suited specifically to the task of maintaining a cricket square. This comes as a real boost to the club’s development plans at a time when we’re increasing the breadth of participation in the sport with a series of junior training programmes and social matches.”

Lilley Parish Council received £500 to put towards a new notice board in the village. The current notice board has become damaged, outdated and in need of replacement. The new board will be used to advertise village events and Lilley Parish Council meeting minutes and agendas.

Chris Rodis, Chair of Lilley Parish Council, said, “We were delighted to receive the grant from the Southern Rural Committee at NHDC. The noticeboard is a central information point for our village, especially for those residents without computers. We look forward to replacing it with a new one that is fit for purpose.”

Cllr Faye Frost, Chair of the NHDC Southern Rural Committee said: “We are pleased to support Kimpton Cricket Club and Lilley Parish Council with their requests for grant funding. Both grants will allow each organisation to carry on with their work and, in different ways, help local people.”

For more information on Community Grants go to our Community Grants webpage.  

*Subject to completion of necessary formalities