Grant will help Carronshore plot a better

The money is long overdue say residents
The money is long overdue say residents

A long overdue cash 
investment has been secured for Carronshore, a delighted community representative has said.

A grant of £20,000 has been given to the village to make it a better place to live and work.

The cash was granted after area was selected to take part in a special ‘futures’ programme delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT).

Carolyn Dick, a member of the steering group said: “There hasn’t been investment in Carronshore for a long time and it’s really needed.

“A lot of the facilities need to be upgraded and there’s a lot we can do to make areas look better. Now, residents of Carronshore can have their say on how the money should be used.”

“Questionnaires will be delivered to every house over the next few weeks, asking residents to identify a small project and a big project.

From the results of the survey, a five-year community action plan will be produced.

The regeneration fund supports initiatives in former coalmining areas.

The £20,000 budget is part of the Coalfields Community Futures programme which helps get priority projects off the ground.

The community is also hopeful it can secure match funding from other sources.