Councillors Tudor Evans and Tina Tuhoy have presented a cheque for £240 to The Beacon Community Centre in North Prospect. The money, part of Plymouth City Council’s Community Grant Scheme (CGS) is going to be put towards the centre’s first ever Spring Fair.
Each Plymouth Councillor has an annual grant allocation of £3,500 to fund community activities and projects in their wards. Councillors can combine their grants to fund one or more projects or various community activities, if they wish. Community grant scheme funds and Living Street funds can also be combined.
The money has been donated to help cover the costs of organising the Spring Fair on Saturday 18 April. The fair will be at the Beacon and will be open to all music lovers. It will have a musical theme and has been organised by Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) along with the iOrchestra who will be in the area with their MusicLab truck. The community is invited to get involved by making musical instruments, trying percussion inspired dance and playing African drums. There will also be a table top sale, refreshments and craft activities in the public library, based in The Beacon.
Councillor Evans said: “This is will be a fantastic event and we want to encourage as many people as possible to attend. So we’re going to make sure people can’t miss it by spray painting musical notes on the pavements in the area to show people the way. Music brings people together and the Spring Fair will be a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to gather and enjoy some diverse and interesting music.”