A TOWN council has hundreds of thousands to spend on community projects because of a land sale 10 years ago.
Meltham Town Council sold land at the Robert Ashton Memorial Park in 1999. The money was then invested, giving the council a pot of £250,000 to spend on capital projects for community groups.
Councillors will explain their five-year plan for the cash at the town council’s annual meeting, which takes place on April 30 at Meltham Civic Hall.
Groups wishing to apply for funding can visit www.melthamtowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01484 852 367.
Robert Ashton Memorial Park is named after a veteran councillor who died in 1997.
Mr Ashton – known as Bob – passed away during his fifth term as chairman of Meltham Town Council. The father-of-three was first elected to Meltham Urban District Council in 1952 and later served on Kirklees Council.
Mr Ashton served in the RAF in South East Asia during the Second World War.
He joined the Labour Party in 1947 and was also a trade union shop steward and a magistrate during his years of public service.