Cash boost for community projects

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Community groups in Rastrick have been given a cash injection thanks to the Rastrick Big Local group.

The Voice Your Choice contest saw residents vote for groups who put forward their project ideas to win a share of the money available from Rastrick Big Local.

The winners of the 2016 were Woodhouse Lane Play area who were given £30,000.

Peter Edwards said: “The comments that your votes count cannot be better illustrated than by the fact that only 2 votes separated second and third.”

Fruit for All were awarded £20,000 and Bradley Wood Scout Camp were given £15,000 for camping pods.

A family fun day has been arranged for July 17 at Rastrick Bowling club from 12pm and residents can enter their names for either a snooker or bowling competition with a prize for each winner.

For the younger members there will be a bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, face painting and a barbecue with pie and peas and sandwiches available. For more visit