West Pier Juniors handed £1,000 boost by Councillor

Cllr David Billing, left, and West Pier Juniors chairman Ian Louth with club members at Northstead School
Cllr David Billing, left, and West Pier Juniors chairman Ian Louth with club members at Northstead School

Budding young football stars at West Pier Junior FC are looking the part after receiving £1,000 from the Locality Budget of Woodlands Ward County Councillor David Billing for new equipment.

Locality budgets are a two-year pilot scheme which allows the 72 county councillors to respond to local needs and requests by recommending funding of up to £5,000 for each of the two years to support projects or activities that benefit the communities.

West Pier runs a series of teams for the benefit of children aged four to 16 and are based at Northstead School.

The funding for the equipment, which includes portable goalposts, has partly come from Cllr Billing’s locality budget, and he said: “The teams are going from strength to strength, but still need all the support they can get.

“I am pleased I was able to support such a worthwhile venture which may benefit young people now and in the future.”

Alan Knight of West Pier Juniors added: “This funding provides the equipment required for an adequate and safe environment for the club to operate in.’’