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Football club among projects to benefit from second home council tax

THE latest projects to benefit from second home council tax funds include a football club, community halls and a pub.

At its meeting next week Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet is set to approve funding for a number of projects under the enhancing Pembrokeshire grant awards.

A panel overseeing the grants met in December and made the recommendations for approval, with one project – Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust Community Engagement and Development Project Phase One – rejected.

Larger grants will go to The Tall Ships (Wales) Trust – Pembroke Dock
Coastal Communities and its  multi-generational programme of maritime, heritage, cultural and educational events with a particular focus on
Seafair Haven.

This £24,000 project will receive a £14,000 contribution while the White Hart Community Inn project is recommended to receive £25,000 towards its £257,000 total.

The project is to purchase the 250 year old ‘White Hart’ as the last traditional pub in St Dogmaels and reinstate it as a community-owned facility.

Clarbeston Road Association Football Club will receive just over £7,000 towards its £23,000 plan for preparatory work ahead of building new changing rooms, including a car park extension.

Clydau Community Council’s application for Helping Halls funding is likely to approved and will provide a project support officer to work with volunteers running the halls.

Clydau, Boncath and Crymych will receive a share of £12,611.

An engagement support officer will work on a well being project with Newport and District Community Forum using the council’s £7,838 contribution towards a £21,000 scheme.

Crosswell Youth Community Centre will get £4,800 for the first phase of its regeneration while Clynfyw CIC’s will provide an inclusive ‘changing places’ facility at Ty Twt Care Farm with its £5,000.

In Haverfordwest the Tabernacle Community Centre will be able to  replace poor condition flooring, the stage area and damaged partitioning with its £3,625 grant.


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