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Grant support for local army cadet force

PETER John, the county councillor for Frome North, has presented a cheque  from Somerset County Council for  £1,000 to the Frome platoon of the Somerset Army Cadet Force.

The funds have come from the council’s  Health and Well Being budget which gives  each  county councillor a one off sum of £10,000 to spend this year on supporting  groups and organisations  in their local  areas, with an emphasis on projects aimed at promoting health and general wellbeing.  Many and varied organisations across the county have benefited from a share of these funds.

Peter said, “It gives me great pleasure to be able to support the  platoon in this practical way. We are all aware of the tremendous job the platoon does in supporting community events in the town, particularly their band, in providing the music at the annual Remembrance Day parade.

“The cadet force provides  valuable development and community involvement opportunities for  younger members of our society. The Frome platoon thoroughly deserve this award.”

The money will be used to purchase  outdoor activity  items  such as rucksacks, tents and general physical training equipment.

Above: Peter John presenting a cheque to Frome platoon of the Somerset Army Cadet Force.