n GRANT: A POLICE grant has helped to fund a bench in Rastrick.
Members of Field Lane All Residents Association (FLARA) applied for the £1,200 donation from West Yorkshire Police Participatory Budget Funding Scheme.
This enabled the group to purchase a bench and a bin, which has been placed on the grassed area by the shops on Highfield Road, for young people to be able to use as a meeting point, somewhere to sit and chat with friends with the hope that they will use it instead of gathering outside the shops.
A spokeswoman for the group said: “We would like to thank G and D Enterprises, the company who made the bench and bin, and Calderdale’s Community Safety manager Mags Bryson for her help in this community project.
“Also Pennine Housing 2000 Ltd via the local Lower Valley Housing officer and estate co-ordinator, who arranged for the instating of the bench and bin on the site.
“We again cannot thank the local police, and PCSOs enough for their generous donation and ongoing help in our area. The bench and bin was bought solely with the police fund and was not part of the ‘Big Local’ lottery funding.
Pictured is back Iain MacDonald from Pennine Housing, PCSO Brian Mardell and PC Chris Madden. Front, Malcolm Holgate from Field Lane Neighbourhood Watch, Ruby Pottinger, Mary Chesters and Andrea Bloom from FLARA.