New bowls and social club to be built
A £100,000 project that will see the old bowls club demolished and rebuilt in a new location on the site, is a step closer after Shropshire Council granted it £25,000 from the Market Towns Revitalisation Programme recently.
The scheme will not only be of benefit to the very strong bowls club in the town, but will also mean that the building can be open all year round and host a range of other activities which have been lost to the town over recent years such as dominoes and darts etc.
For more information, follow the link on this page
Under Shropshire Council’s new Market Towns Revitalisation Programme, Craven Arms is one of eleven towns that can bid for a share of £500,000, which is available to spend on projects that would provide an immediate boost to the town.
The Shropshire councillors representing the town are now working with town councillors and the local community to identify and prioritise projects.
Under this £500,000 ‘capital initiatives fund’ the maximum support for any individual project is £50,000. Councillors can submit up to two projects per town with a combined aggregate limit of £75,000. The aim is for every town to receive funding for at least one project.
Since the scheme was launched Shropshire councillors have been working hard to seek the views of local residents. A drop-in event was held in January for residents to come along and put forward their ideas. Over 50 people attended this session with some excellent suggestions being made.
The town council and local joint committee have also been asked to put forward proposals.
There is still funding available for projects in Craven Arms, but the local members and town council are keen to support the community centre to improve its longer-term viability and revenue generation capacity.
Have your say
There are several ways in which you can make your ideas or suggestions known.
- Contact your local Shropshire councillor or town councillor. Follow the link to find their contact details.
- Go along to your next local joint committee meeting to tell your councillor your ideas. Follow the link for details.
- Send your ideas and suggestions by email to the address given on this page. They will then be passed on to your local councillors.
- Complete and return the 'ideas sheet' that is attached to this page.
Programme objectives and project suggestions
Please follow the link for information about the objectives of the Market Towns Revitalisation Programme, the criteria for prioritising projects, and examples of projects that might be considered for funding.
In addition, the operating guidelines for the £500,000 ‘capital initiatives fund’ are attached to this page.