£10,000 of public cash was up for grabs at Stannington Ward’s “You Choose” event held in Lomas Hall last night.
Eleven local groups vied for a share of the pot in order to further their good works in the community. Councillors Baker, Priestly, Dunworth and Hooper were in attendance as the money was channeled through the Northern Community Assembly by Sheffield City Council.
Cllr. Hooper opened proceedings before each organisation gave a three-minute presentation to persuade the audience of 250+ local people who braved a rainy evening to vote for them.
The list of impressive projects made for difficult decisions but the winners (in order of popularity) were as follows:
- Manor House Tenants Account – £600 for elderly residents’ trips out
- Action for Stannington – £2,000 for tennis and basketball improvements in Stannington Park
- 164th Sheffield Stannington Scouts – £1986 for climbing gear
- North Sheffield Conservation Group – £750 towards their June “Countryside Day” event
- Bradfield in Bloom – £895 for summer bedding and permanent planting improvements
- Worrall Community Association – £2,000 for solar panels and sun pipes
- Worrall Environment Group – £180 for public flower tubs
- Lomas Hall – £1,589 (plus an additional £216 added from local council budget surplus from 2009/10 budget) to enhance storage space
There was also a fantastic spread of food and refreshments for attendees to sample as they cruised the various information stalls dotted around the Hall. Additional entertainment came from the excellent Bradfield Hand Bell Ringers.
Commiserations go to Rodney Hill Allotment Association and to Bradfield Festival of Music Association. Unfortunately, not everyone could be a winner this year.