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(Left to Right): Councillor Anderdon, Mike Maltby, of the May Fair Committee, Peter Speirs, Nursling and Rownhams May Fair organiser, Councillor Bundy, Maria Neal and former Mayor, Councillor Borg-Neal.

Nursling and Rownhams May Fair presented with Councillor Community Grant

Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams councillors provided a £500 Councillor Community Grant towards this year’s Nursling and Rownhams May Fair, held in May.

The fair at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall provided an opportunity for local groups and charities to meet with local people and showcase their offerings.

The Romsey Old Cadets Carnival Show Band and the Romsey Ukulele band featured at the fair. Attractions included arena events, dance displays, a dog show competition, skate park competition, fairground rides, craft stalls, food and produce stalls.

Nursling and Rownhams May Fair organiser, Peter Speirs, said: “This year’s Nursling and Rownhams Mayfair was the best yet! We had great support from the public over the bank holiday and the £500 Councillor Community Grant really made a difference in terms of funding this traditional village event.”

Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams ward member, Councillor Nigel Anderdon, said: “On behalf of the Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams councillors, I would like to say how proud we are to have supported the Nursling and Rownhams May Fair. We are delighted to donate this community event with £500 to ensure its continued success. Over 2,000 local residents attended, enjoying the fun and good weather.”

Test Valley Borough Council’s Councillor Community Grant scheme helps to fund community-led initiatives. Local councillors allocate funds to projects that they identify as meeting a need in the community, based on feedback and ideas from residents.