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Community groups secure share of nearly £300,000 for building projects

A holiday camp for girl guides, village halls and a church community centre are among the projects across Surrey to benefit from a share of almost £300,000.

They were on a list of nine projects to receive £140,000 from the county council, which boroughs and districts matched, to improve buildings.

Girlguiding Surrey East secured £50,000 towards replacing sleeping quarters at their Faurefold camp at Westcott, near Dorking, including £25,000 from Mole Valley District Council.

Details of the work and the other eight schemes in Guildford, Tandridge, Elmbridge, Woking and Surrey Heath can be found by following this link.

Among previous projects to secure funding was a scheme at Dorking United Reformed Church to provide better access to buildings including a lift to the worship area. Work finished last September (before and after shots below).

Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing, said: “While money’s tight because of rising demand for services like adult social care, there’s still plenty we can do to help people make a lasting difference in their neighbourhoods.

“All of these initiatives are great examples of that as well as the fantastic community spirit that exists in Surrey – and without the money from us and our district and borough colleagues it would have been harder for them to attract other funding.”

Key: Red – 2014/15 projects; Green – 2015/16 projects; Blue – 2016/17 projects


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