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HUNDREDS of pounds has been given to help boat owners near a quay.

Fareham Borough Council has granted £325 to boat users at Lower Quay so they can buy a ringbolt to help launch the smaller boats.

The council heard boat owners using the quay have been pulling boats up and down the slipway without the aid of a tackle.

The new ringbolt provides an anchor point where winching equipment can be attached making it much easier to get boats in and out of the creek.

The equipment will be available to Fareham Sailing and Motor Club, the 2nd Fareham Sea Scouts and anyone else who wants to use it.

Community Action Team chairman for Fareham town, Councillor Trevor Howard, said: ‘Fareham Quay is greatly valued by the local boating community.

‘This simple piece of equipment will make a big difference to the many boaters it.’

To apply for grants through the community fund, call the Community Action Team on 01329 236 100 or email