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VIDEO: Groups win almost £570,000 to improve communities

A youth cafe and a community pavilion are among the 23 projects to be awarded a total of almost £570,000 from Surrey County Council’s Community Improvements Fund.

An outdoor gym near Stoneleigh, a skate park at Puttenham and a community shop at Strood Green are among the projects to have won cash previously.

Below is a video of leader David Hodge announcing the successful bidders and a list of all the projects.

Community Group


Amount of funding

Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets

Creation of an enhanced multi-boating facility on the Thames, to increase youth activities in this area.


St Mark’s Community Centre

Community centre improvements (parapets, guttering and roof repairs) for a vital community asset in an area of deprivation


Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Enhanced playground at Gatley Avenue


Guildford Cathedral

Provide disabled access through the North Porch and West End, upgrade the sound system and install an induction loop as part of the general Cathedral upgrade project.


Pyrford Village War Memorial Hall

Enhanced stage and community room area within a community asset


Cobham Village Hall

Boiler replacement and remedial acoustic works to ensure that a community asset continues.


Godalming Lawn Tennis Club

Clubhouse redevelopment so that there are the needed resources to provide capacity for free community use (10 hours a week).



Charlwood Pavilion

Provide an enhanced and fit for purpose pavilion as a sports and community hub.


St. Francis Church

Rewiring and relighting of St Frances Church building, to ensure the continuation of a fit for purpose community asset in an area of deprivation.


Leatherhead Youth Project

Upgrading of the BFree Youth Cafe in Leatherhead to ensure it is fit for purpose as a commercial cafe as part of a thriving local enterprise.


St. Luke’s Church, Reigate

Replacement of current extension, with a two storey building to allow for the additional provision of a meeting room to be used by community groups


1st Byfleet Scouts

Creation of a new activity centre building for scout and community use


Marwick Hall Management Committee

Upgrading of kitchen and associated works for the sole community facility in the locality to make it fit for purpose


West End Parish Council

Enhanced playground in Benner Lane


Holland Athletic Sports Club

Refurbishment of a running track and improved facilities at Mill Lane Athletics Track, Hurst Green, which would be open to all.


Hambledon Village Shop Ltd

To develop an indoor cafe are for local community to meet


Spelthorne Borough Council

Creation of a natural play area in Orchard Meadow, Sunbury


Brockham Parish Council (Youth Council)

Creation of a new skatepark in Brockham, following a year long successful trial for this type of facility in this area.


All Saint’s Church, New Haw

Replacement of flooring to ensure the community centre is fit for purpose.


Waverley Borough Council

Creation of a new skatepark in Haslemere, as request by surveys in the locality.


Thursley Parish Council

Enhancement of a play area on Thursley Recreation Ground


St Paul’s Church, Camberley

Kitchen upgrade to ensure fit for purpose community asset


Windlesham Parish Council

Creation of a new pavilion as a community cohesion and information point for residents, at Lightwater Recreation Ground





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