£9,500 county pledge to The Lounge vanishes
A promised £9,500 contribution from Worcestershire County Council towards The Lounge community venture in Alvechurch “does not exist”.
All that is available to the new venue in the village centre precinct is £70, county councillor June Griffiths told Alvechurch Parish Council last night.
She said that since being elected to replace former county council leader George Lord she had asked about the grant promised by her predecessor.
“The big issue is the £9,500 that Coun Lord promised to The Lounge - it just does not exist.
“I haven’t been able to speak to anyone who can tell me where the £9,500 could come from.”
There was only £70 available and she had the paperwork for The Lounge to complete so at least that would not disappear at the end of the financial year.