SKIPTON Scouts have been awarded £1,000 towards the modernisation of their base ‘The Dump’ by the Craven and Beamsley trusts.

The 5th Skipton Scout group, which recently discovered woodworm at its base off Newmarket Street, adding to the overall restoration costs, will use the money to help pay for an accessible toilet and wetroom.

Upper Wharfedale Community Bus, which runs between Buckden and Grassington, has also been awarded £1,000 to pay for new livery. The Community Interest Company (CIC) has been hard at work putting in a tender to keep the bus running, and as part of the contract will have to buy a new vehicle.

A trust spokesperson said: “The group asked the trust to pay for the livery on the bus so that it will be readily identifiable to passengers. The trust were happy to award them a grant of £1,000 and trustees look forward to seeing the new bus out and about over the coming months. “

Others to receive grants recently were: Talk ‘n Thrive, Cross Hills, £300; Settle Orchestral Society, £1,000; Gargrave Bowling Club, £750; Carleton Village Hall, £1,500; The Peer Talk Foundation, £1,400; Broughton Road Community Centre, £550, and five families in the area were given a total of £2,600.

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