Sompting scoops £5,000 community funds

A SOMPTING community group scooped almost £5,000 in council funds at the Adur Councty Local Committee meeting on Thursday.

Sompting Big Local, the group helping Sompting spend a £1million lottery grant, won £2,325 towards an engagement project with residents on the Millfield estate.

The money will fund a barbecue where residents can tell the team what they would like to see in the area, and will also go towards planting and maintaining flower beds on the estate.

The Big Local team also scooped £2,540 to run Epilepsy Action coffee and chat mornings on the last Thursday of every month at the Big Local Hub in Cokeham Road.

People with epilepsy will be able to attend with their carers from 1pm to 3pm to find out how to support each other.

The money will also pay for transport and organised trips out for the group. The grants will fund each project for a year.