Abergavenny bowls club gets £12,000 boost

ABERGAVENNY Bowls Club is set to benefit from a £12,000 grant from Monmouthshire council.

Councillors discussed the club’s application for a grant of £12,815 from the Lion Street Section 106 fund at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.

The council received a total of £107,796 to be used for outdoor adult recreation under the terms of a Section 106 agreement with the developer of land in Lion Street.

The bowls club, which is due to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year, applied for a grant to help fund an extension to the pavilion at their Avenue Road premises.

A total of £18,315 is needed to complete the project, but the club has already secured £5,500.

It is hoped the work will be completed before the start of the 2010 bowls season, so the club can host additional fixtures as part of its anniversary celebrations.

Councillor Giles Howard, community services cabinet member, said: “Part of the 106 agreement went to the skate park and the remaining bulk has been open to other groups. I think Abergavenny Bowls Club would be a great recipient.”

Cabinet members unanimously approved recommendations to awarded the club the grant and also to invite grant applications from other Abergavenny sports clubs and organisations for the remaining £48,581 in the fund.

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