Billingham Community Newspaper is a voluntary run organisation.
It provides a community newspaper to households and businesses in Billingham, Port Clarence, Wolviston and Wynyard.
The newspaper has requested funding for two Christmas Community Events they are hosting in December 2016.
The first event is Christmas in the Clarences which is aimed at young children and their families. The funding the PCC provides will pay for a disco, entertainer and a chocolate selection box for each child.
The second event is a Pensioners’ Party and funding will provide a three course meal for the pensioners, an entertainer and decorations. Children from a local primary school will be involved in serving the food and chatting to the pensioners.
Support has already been secured to provide a Christmas card and a chocolate selection box for every senior citizen. The pensioners attending may be lonely and isolated so the event gives them the chance so socialise with others.
The funding provided supports the PCC’s priority of Securing the Future of our Communities.