Billingham Community Newspaper is a voluntary run organisation.
It provides households and businesses within Billingham, Port Clarence, Wolviston and Wynyard with a community newspaper.
The newspaper has requested funding for two Christmas Community Events which they are hosting in December 2017.
The first event is Christmas in the Clarences which is aimed at young children and their families. The funding the will pay for a disco and a chocolate selection box for each child.
The second event is a Pensioners’ Party. Funding will provide a three course meal, a small gift 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 that attend may be lonely and isolated so this event gives them the chance to socialise with others.
The funding provided supports the PCC’s objective of Securing the Future of our Communities