Funding boost for Rushton outdoor gym

The parish council has received more than £20,000

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 12:01 pm
The parish council has received more than 20,000

Rushton Parish Council has been awarded £21,960 for an outdoor gym and exercise equipment.

The council is one of five groups to share a pot of £126,000 from The Mick George Group, who run the landfill site in nearby Oakley Road.

Also receiving money from the community fund programme are Moulton Football Club (£26,103) for a covered seating area for supporters, churches in Peterborough and Rutland and a parish hall in Cambridgeshire.

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Stuart Costello, marketing director at Mick George Ltd, said: "This announcement is one that the business always welcomes, and particularly this time around given the sheer volume of money being distributed for assistance.

"The financial support that we’re able to provide reflects our performance in the last six months. We’re pleased to declare that the company is currently in a very healthy position, achieving attractive results and growth, owing largely to the support of local communities that we operate in.

"This is our way of giving something back, to show our appreciation."

There have been hundreds of complaints about the stench coming from the Rushton site with one councillor even calling for it to be closed down.

The current round of applications for the Mick George Community Fund is now open. To submit an entry visit before April 27.