Grant awarded for new Cranbrook community website

PUBLISHED: 11:01 24 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:38 28 November 2018

Flowers around the Younghayes Centre in Cranbrook.  Ref mhc 4136-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Flowers around the Younghayes Centre in Cranbrook. Ref mhc 4136-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Town council will contribute £500 towards the cost of an online ‘information hub’ for 34 local organisations

Small groups and organisations in Cranbrook are to benefit from a new website where they can publicise news and activities.

The Cranbrook Community Association (CCA) plans to set up an online ‘information hub’ for its 34 member groups.

On Monday, November 19 the town council approved its application for a £500 grant towards the total start-up cost of £750, which will also help fund occasional meetings between members.

Councillors recommended that the CCA should obtain a few more quotes for the website set-up cost to ensure best value for public money. They also asked for a progress report in six months.

The CCA’s chairman John Penwarden said: “We expect initially to display our membership groups’ information and occasional Cranbrook news and events. The website will include contact links and a brief introduction to each group, including where and when they meet. Any new start-up groups can be added in as they occur. ”

He hopes the CCA will have an online presence before Christmas, with the process to be completed in January.

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