In all the excitement its easy to forget all the hard work and effort that the very small team of Sharon Freeman, Helen Black, Don Pugh and June Pugh have put in over the past three years to reach this point. Applying for a Big Lottery grant is not easy. There were several application stages with forms to fill in, lots of evidence to collect and consultation to be done. Business plans had to be agreed, loads of typing, checking and re-reading was done at long meetings and late night sessions.
At least they got their reward, though they would be the first to say that the reward is really for the community. Now the project team, the Management Committee and the Community have the hard work of making it all happen.
So, watch this space for progress reports, to find out what help is needed and to get any news as it happens.