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Chatteris groups urged to apply for share of Tesco windfall fund




General View of Chatteris Tesco that is now going to be delayed opening. ANL-140922-155240009
General View of Chatteris Tesco that is now going to be delayed opening. ANL-140922-155240009

Community groups in Chatteris are now being urged to apply for a share of the £10,000 Tesco windfall fund to improve facilities in the town.

Tesco has given a total of £20,000 to Chatteris and Whittlesey after pulling out of plans to open stores in both towns.

The supermarket chain pulled the plug on its £22 million Chatteris store in January, causing anger in the town.

Now community groups, which are looking to improve facilities, will be able to apply to Chatteris Town Council for a share of this money.

Grants, which will be up to a maximum of £1,000, will be made to enhance an organisation’s facilities or to purchase new equipment or materials.

The money cannot be spent on the general expenses of the organisation.

Only one application will be allowed per organisation and the amount of any approved grant should be spent within 12 months.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 30.

Application forms can be obtained from Chatteris Town Council at 14 Church Lane, Chatteris, or e-mail chatteriscouncil@btconnect.com

Mayor, James Carney, said: “We actively encourage the groups in Chatteris to send in applications.”

The council is calling on residents to have their say on how the town will develop in the future.

Our Chatteris, Our Future - Our Community Plan is aimed to gauge opinion of residents and businesses.

Residents will be able to give a snapshot of Chatteris by filling postcards at the town’s museum and library along with Chatteris Children’s Centre in Larham Way, the King Edward Centre and George Clare Surgery.

A main questionnaire is being drawn up and will be distributed to every household in the summer.

Responses will be written up into a report that will be presented to the Town and Fenland District Councils.



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