Bee group buzzing thanks to grant...
(17th August 2011)
Welwyn Beekeepers Association has received the funding it needs to increase awareness of the plight of the honeybee thanks to a grant from a local county councillor.
County Councillor Richard Smith (Welwyn Division) has given Ł2,822 from his locality budget to Welwyn Beekeepers.
The money will be used to help increase awareness and educate local people of the importance of bees in the food chain and in aiding their survival. The money will also be used to buy equipment for the group including protective clothing and a microscope.
Cllr Smith said: “Welwyn Beekeepers Association is a voluntary organisation working hard to educate people on the plight of the bee. I hope the grant will help them to continue their good work in trying to protect bees.”
A total of Ł10,000 is available to each of the 77 members of Hertfordshire County Council to spend on worthwhile community projects in their area.
Locality budgets were launched in July 2009, with funding to be used for worthy social, economic or environmental causes in Hertfordshire. For information on how to apply for funding under the scheme, visit www.hertsdirect.org/localitybudgets
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