Ward funding provides ‘Holidays at Home’ for local residents

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Huntington & New Earswick have utilised their ward funding to support a new activity days for local families.


The ‘Holiday at Home’ days, which are run by St Andrew’s Church in Huntington, provided a full day of fun activities for those families who don’t want to go away or whose budgets cannot stretch to exotic holidays abroad. Recently, ‘Holiday at Home’ has run a seaside themed day for families and children, which was a great success. The next session will be for elderly residents with crafts and other activities so they have a chance to have a ‘holiday at home’.

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Huntington and New Earswick have been pleased to work with St Andrew’s Church on several previous occasions, having recently awarded them a grant to upgrade their facilities in the church hall, so that they can provide a drop in cafe for local residents to stop by.

All three ward councillors attended the first ‘Holidays at Home’ session and were delighted to see their Ward funding being put to such good use.


Cllr Carol Runciman, Liberal Democrat Executive Councillor for Huntington & New Earswick, commented:

“We take extra care in ensuring that our ward funding benefits our local residents and meets our community’s priorities.”

“We often look to see where we can help reduce isolation and loneliness in the ward and the work done at St Andrew’s Church does just that.”

“They have managed a successful drop in cafe for some time now, supported by our ward funding and therefore their latest project, ‘Holidays at Home’ was an easy choice to make. It is proving to be very popular with local families and I am sure it will go from strength to strength.”

“This just goes to show the importance of ward committee funding and the impact it can have. If any residents have other ideas of where funding can be spent, then I would strongly encourage them to get in touch with the local ward committee.”

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