Village cinema funding boost
Residents and families in Shadwell will be able to see films at their village hall thanks to the council funding.
A grant of almost £1,500 from discretionary funds will enable new equipment to be bought by Shadwell Cinema Club.
Ward councillors are hopeful that with the new items such as a screen and projector, the club will go from strength to strength.
Coun Ryan Stephenson said: “Funding community projects such as this is exactly what our discretionary funds are all about – supporting grass-roots projects. “Being able to see a film on the big screen locally will now be much more convenient and help bring residents together in our community.”
The discretionary MICE scheme is a way for ward councillors to fund small, one-off community projects.
A grant funding of £1,438 was agreed for the Shadwell project at a meeting of the Outer North East Community Committee on December 10.
Coun Sam Firth added: “There is something magical about seeing a film on the big screen.
“From cartoons suitable for the whole family through to scary horror and the latest blockbuster, there really is a film for everyone.
“A good film is a perfect way to escape into a world of make believe.”
And Coun Matthew Robinson added that the facility would play an important role in family life.
“Family time is precious,” he said.
“Everyone has a memory of seeing a film at the cinema that goes on to become a firm favourite or one to avoid!
“I am thrilled we can support this – I’d even go so far to say Yippee-Kai-Yay!”