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Labour councillors welcome £355k Cam and Dursley windfall

Labour councillors are pleased £355,000 is to be given to community facilities in Cam and Dursley.

Labour councillors are pleased £355,000 is to be given to community facilities in Cam and Dursley.

The bulk of the money – which comes from the developers of Littlecombe – will go to the Chantry Centre in Dursley (£200,000), with the rest being shared among Dursley Community Centre (£95,000), Dursley Tabernacle (£35,000) and GL11 Community Hub (£25,000).

The decision to allocate the money to those organisations was made by Stroud District councillors on Thursday evening after consulting with Cam Parish and Dursley Town councils.

Dursley Labour councillor Colin Fry, who used to work at Lister’s (the site on which Littlecombe is built), said: “I was sad to see Lister’s go, but I’m pleased at what it’s become – the housing, the amenities and now the funding for our communities.

“This money is very welcome for Dursley and Cam, helping to maintain the high level of community engagement we’ve come to expect from our residents.”