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Half of budget for Community Projects saved

WIGTOWNSHIRE is celebrating this week after securing almost half of a 223,000 budget for community projects.

Drummore, Newton Stewart and Castle Kennedy will all benefit with 65,000 alone going to the South Rhins village to improve safety on its entrance road.

And, the news has brought delight from Shire councillors who have fought to bring funding to the projects involved.

Projects from across the region worth a total of 1.4 million were competing for the budget from a new community fund.

This makes the 104,500 given to the three projects by the council's area chairs sub-committee all the more rewarding.

Councillor for Drummore Grahame Forster told the 'Free Press' this week "I am delighted that the capital has been found for this project. For Drummore to receive a quarter of the pot is fantastic".

The money will be used to build a footway in Stair Street - the only road into the village - to help pedestrians on both a school and bus route.

 
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