£31,000 will be used to Power improvements

Whitecross Open day
Whitecross Open day

People in Whitecross were celebrating this week after learning they were to benefit from a £31,000 grant.

The funding, provided by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust as part of its Community Futures Programme, is to be used in the refurbishment of the village’s hub and meeting point – the Power Station – as well as village enhancements.

The Futures Programme is designed to be used to help get priority projects off the ground, in conjunction with the area’s new five-year community action plan.

Ian Watters, vice chairman of the local steering group Whitecross Action Group (WAG), said: “We are delighted to have won the backing of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

“Because we are such a small community, most clubs and activities are held in the Power Station so it’s really important that we start work on refurbishing the building and its facilities.

“This was a very important package of funding for the community.”

Nicky Wilson, of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, said: “We are delighted with the way Whitecross has embraced our Futures Programme and how it has allocated the funds.”