Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

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Boost for local community projects


Almost 100 community groups across Gwent are set to benefit from new funding awarded by Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert this week. The funding - which comes from a £220,000 pot of cash seized from criminals - aims to support projects which make a positive difference in their communities.

I was delighted that so many community groups from Newport East were successful in their application for funding from the PCC; including the 2nd Caldicot Scouts, Newport Sea Cadets, Spencer Boys Junior FC, Glebeland Bowls, Caldicot Musical Theatre Society and Community House & Newport BME Youth Forum.

Another local group awarded a richly-deserved funding boost were Newport Street Pastors, who have been awarded £3,000 to purchase new equipment and uniforms for their volunteers. I have been fortunate enough to join the Street Pastors on a night shift , and I witnessed first hand their selfless efforts in assisting and safeguarding individuals in a distressed or vulnerable state. I'm sure that this new funding boost will be a great support to them in continuing their excellent work in our city.

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