Portchester and Emsworth community centres to get council boost

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COMMUNITY centres have been given a boost by Hampshire County Council.

The council is giving select village halls and community centre funding.

Grants were award to Portchester Community Centre Ltd, in Fareham, and Emsworth Community Association, in Havant.

Cllr Keith Chapman said: ‘Village halls and community associations are a valuable asset in every local area and vital in providing an activity hub that brings together local people of all ages.

‘The council’s contributions enable improvements to be made to their buildings which ensures that they continue their valuable work within the community.’