Newport Sea cadets’ lane repaired at last

SAFE PASSAGE: In the lane leading to TS Resolute are, from left, Josh Duncan, Rhiannon Rees, Thomas Willcox and Ryan Rees

SAFE PASSAGE: In the lane leading to TS Resolute are, from left, Josh Duncan, Rhiannon Rees, Thomas Willcox and Ryan Rees

First published in News

A NEWPORT group’s access path once dubbed “a health and safety nightmare” has been repaired, to the delight of its users.

Tireless work by Ann Bowen, secretary and treasurer of Newport Sea Cadets has led to the once pothole-ridden, unlit and overgrown 100-yard route off Morgan Street being transformed, with the help of former Newport cabinet member Cllr Ed Townsend.

Green Hill Construction, Newport, kindly installed two lights free of charge, which means the group’s members, aged ten to 18 years, feel safer.

In the past the building, which has been their base since the early 1950s, has been the victim of vandalism.

In September 2011 the Argus reported that the club had suffered two break-ins within three months, causing hundreds of pounds’ worth of damage, including smashed windows, cardboard boxes set on fire and items including a kettle and a toaster stolen. Its most recent problem was lead being taken from its roof before Christmas.

The area affected has tarpaulin covering it and Mrs Bowen hopes the path improvements will be the instigator for an interior refurbishment.

She said: “I have worked tirelessly to try and do something, we now have a vastly improved lane. The inside of the building is under-used, it would be ideal for other community groups.”

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3:43pm Thu 18 Apr 13

welshmen says...

Mrs Bowen might be worth an enquiry for cash to help your project, it's Big Lottery Fund grant of up to £50,000, Peoples Millions contest, run by Big and ITV, gives the public the chance to choose which projects receive funding. This year there are four awards of up to £50,000 on offer in each of the 19 ITV regional news areas across the UK. The deadline is noon on May 13th. To enter go to biglotteryfund.org.u
k best of luck....
Mrs Bowen might be worth an enquiry for cash to help your project, it's Big Lottery Fund grant of up to £50,000, Peoples Millions contest, run by Big and ITV, gives the public the chance to choose which projects receive funding. This year there are four awards of up to £50,000 on offer in each of the 19 ITV regional news areas across the UK. The deadline is noon on May 13th. To enter go to biglotteryfund.org.u k best of luck.... welshmen
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