Blyth residents bowled over by funding

Concorde House residents Betty Richardson, Mary Moore and Audrey O'Brien trying out the bowls.
Concorde House residents Betty Richardson, Mary Moore and Audrey O'Brien trying out the bowls.

RESIDENTS in Blyth have been bowled over after receiving £500 worth of funding to help them set up their own darts and bowls tournaments.

Concorde House Residents’ Association were among others to receive cash from Homes for Northumberland’s Community Fund, which is available to those who would like to set up a project that would benefit their local community.

The funding allowed them to buy new carpet bowls and darts, as well as enjoy a day out to Hexham, Corbridge and Kingston Park.

Concorde House resident Tommy Crawley said: “The new bowls and darts equipment are a great wait for us all to get together, have a chat and have some fun.

“We were really pleased to be awarded this funding and it is great to be given the opportunity to socialise with our neighbours a bit more.”

Ray Boycott, managing director at Homes for Northumberland, said: “We are committed to going the extra mile for tenants to improve their quality of life, while supporting Northumberland County Council’s vulnerable person’s housing strategy and their older person’s housing strategy.

“Projects like these, which promote health and mobility amongst and our older residents, are extremely important and we work closely with all our resident associations to encourage this.”

The New Hartley Community Association also received a grant of £150 to set up creative writing workshops for children.