HALL AND NURSERY AMONG GROUPS TO GET HS2 ROUTE FUNDING
Community projects along the new High Speed Two railway route will receive more than £245,000 as part of a £45 pledge by the government to provide a legacy of improvements for generations to come.
Among the first recipients of the Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and Business and Local Economy Fund (BKEF) are the Thorpe Mandeville Village Hall Trust, and Helmdon Acorns Pre-School in Helmdon, near Brackley.
A grant worth £4,600 will mean the Thorpe Mandeville Village Hall Trust can carry out refurbishment and just over £5,400 has meant the Helmdon Acorns Pre-School could install a brand new outdoor play surface for the children.
HS2 Minister Nusrat Ghani said “HS2 will be the backbone of our national rail network – supporting growth and regeneration and helping us build a Britain fit for the future.
“While we know there will be disruption as we deliver one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects, we are absolutely committed to minimizing the effects of building the new railway.
“That is why I am delighted to see this significant funding helping to unlock the potential of communities and businesses along the route, ensuring the legacy of HS2 extends beyond the railway.
“This project will help regenerate the local area and bring people closer together, and I look forward to seeing more projects being funded in the future.”
The Brackley & Towcester Advertiser - 26th January 2018