Amesbury Area Board held their first ever virtual meeting last night. Around 30 people joined the meeting to watch and take part. Many people took part in a discussion about the coronavirus pandemic and how the community had pulled together to look after vulnerable people. It was agreed that communities in the town and surrounding parishes would keep in touch and work together. The aim is to make sure that support continues to be available where it is most needed during the pandemic and also to help re-build where necessary. Amesbury Community hub had led a fantastic response in the town with over 300 volunteers and 1,000 people supported. Other groups had operated successfully in Durrington, the Bourne Valley and around the Langfords.
Presentations and discussions were also held around the A303 Stonehenge tunnel and the proposed boundary changes to the area.
A number of grants were awarded to community causes including a walking rugby project (Amesbury Rugby Club), improvements to Amesbury Bowling Club and a contribution to the Celebrating Age project.
The Chair of Amesbury Area Board, Cllr Robert Yuill, reminded everyone that the Area Board had funding available and were still making grants during this time. Three strands of funding are available:
1. Capital funding for community projects
2. Health and Wellbeing for projects supporting older people
3. Youth activities funding available for 13 – 19 year olds (up to 25 with a disability).
If you want to find out more about funding available and how to apply, contact the Community Engagement Manager: