Latest Grants Awarded by Helmsley Town Council
Helmsley's swifts, Litter Pickers (HeLP), Helmsley Walled Garden for their Alphabet Garden project and Baxton's Road sporting and swimming facilities have all benefited from recent grants awarded by Helmsley Town Council.
Helmsley Swifts will receive £250pa for the next three years for nesting boxes and 3 electronic calling devices. The group has made school visits and informed the council that swifts don't nest till they are 4 years old but do check out nesting sites. Their new boxes will come ready furnished with a few feathers because swifts never land and have to get their nesting materials on the wing - which is why there is never any waste under their boxes or nesting sites. When roofs are renewed they often loose nesting spaces under old tiles.
Helmsley Litter Pickers (HeLP), who you have probably seen working around the town, will now be insured for working on the roadside and have hi-viz gilets with the group's name on.
Helmsley Walled Garden plans an Alphabet Garden specifically for young children and school visits. The project will cost £4,500 and the council will provide grants of £750 over two years. The garden is designed around the plants' common names from A to Z.
The council has been working towards leasing out most of the facilities at Helmsley Recreational Charity to two new Charitable Incorporated Organisations - Helmsley Open Air Pool and Helmsley Sports & Social Club. HSSC were awarded £1,000 recently, with another £9,000 to be considered this autumn (they're awaiting charitable registration) for their start-up costs and towards a Multi Use Games Area. The Pool group are now a registered charity and received a grant of £5,000 towards start-up costs and towards planning for replacing the changing rooms and entrance facilities.
The photo shows Charisse Charlton, Pool Manager and Jack Coldbeck, Lifeguard, holding up the donors' board showing some of those who helped with the recent refurbishment of the pool.
Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:27 by Victoria Ellis