COMMUNITY groups in Bidford and Salford Priors are set to receive extra help as part of the Warwickshire County Councillor Grant Fund.

The fund gives each councillor £5,000 to be divided between local voluntary and community organisations, and Bidford and Salford councillor Mike Brain, received a number of applications from different groups in the area.

The grant is being split between three organisations in Bidford and Salford Priors.

Coun Brain said: “I gives me great pleasure to be able to assist these communities in addressing issues of local concern to them and to deliver the objectives they aspire too. All three schemes are much valued in the community and now have the financial support to move forward into the future in a positive way. I wish them all the success they deserve.”

Salford Priors Parents Teachers Association will be receiving £2,600 toward the purchase of books and the setting up of a library at the school for parents and pupils, whilst in Bidford, the patient participation group for the village’s new health centre will be receiving £1,500 toward the purchase of a new heart monitor, and Bidford Youth Club will receive £9000 to help implement a four month long programme of activities as part of one of its weekly clubs.

Diane Bennett from Bidford Youth Club added: “It makes a big difference. The more interesting you make the youth club the more that come along, so we’re absolutely delighted and it’s wonderful to have the support of Councillor Brain.”

Bidford Youth Club is open to youngsters from nine to 13 years old on Wednesday nights from 7.30-9.30pm, and those over 13 years old on Monday nights from 8-10pm at the Shack on Salford Road behind the Texaco garage. Anyone is welcome to drop in.