Hereford & Worcester

Church Hill community awarded £1m of lottery funding

Young people in a north Worcestershire community could benefit from £1m of funding.

Redditch Borough Council is one of 50 areas to get a share of £200m of Big Lottery funding to spend over 10 years.

Leader of the council Carol Gandy said some of it could be used towards helping young people.

She said: "Now we can do some work on the ground with young people there and follow through on projects we have put on the back burner."

Plans to rebuild the estate's shopping centre are already in place.

Ms Gandy said: "Church Hill is an area that has had problems with anti-social behaviour.

"The money gives us opportunity to work alongside other agencies and ensure the people living there get some good youth activities and improved quality of life."

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