Councillor shares funds with community

Published Monday, 15th June 2015

Norton Community Games has once again benefitted from the support of a county councillor as he shared part of his divisional fund.

Councillor Rob Adams has been handing out funds to benefit the community from his divisional fund.  £1,000 has been given to Norton Community Games to put towards some of the main attractions which include a Sub Aqua Diving Pool and Climbing Wall. 

The fund is given to local members to help local initiatives and support good works which play an important role in promoting the economic, social and environmental well-being of communities within Worcestershire.

Each of the 57 members of the Council has an allocation of £10,000, to spend on locally-determined initiatives within their Divisions. 

Councillor Rob Adams said: "I am delighted to be able to support the Norton Community Games with a Worcestershire County Council grant for the 5th year and value enormously the work put in by Dennis, Mike and all the volunteers throughout the year who organise activities for the local community. It is always a pleasure to attend these events, see families and friends gather together and spend time with one another. The youth club goes from strength to strength and is a fitting legacy of the London 2012 Olympics".  

The event will take place between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 21 June at Worcester Cricket Club at Norton and unfolds with a school children’s Torch Relay alongside a range of activities including; Schools athletics competition, Tug of War, local Dance Troup and circus skills workshop.

There will also be many large family attractions including a Sub Aqua Diving pool, Climbing wall, Golf coaching, 4 massive inflatable’s, football shoot outs, Air Rifle shooting and Archery. There are varieties of Arts and craft stalls for creative activities before finishing with a pyrotechnic firework display.

This year there will also be Armed Forces memorabilia exhibitions and the Worcestershire Regiment are competing with the local Norton Shooting Club team in a shooting competition. This is in support of the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which Cllr Rob Adams chairs and ties in with a programme of activity delivered in with Norton Community Trust and funded in part from a Community Covenant Grant to strengthen the historic links of the Worcestershire Regiment with the local community.

Entry to the event is free, with many of the activities free or heavily subsidised. There is no parking on site.

For more information about the Norton Games contact Mike Goode on: 07983 424535

For more information about Councillors Divisional Funds visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/