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HAMPSHIRE County Council has awarded £5,000 to a trust dedicated to protecting vulnerable residents.

The Blue Lamp Trust was handed the grant for the work it carries out in the community.

The funding will go towards its Bobby Scheme, which improves security in homes by fitting locks, spy-holes or door chains.

Council leader Cllr Ken Thornber, who awarded the grant, said: ‘The Blue Lamp Trust carries out very important work to help vulnerable people feel safer and we fully support their efforts to help build safer communities, and reduce crime and the fear of crime across Hampshire.’

Meanwhile a further £5,000 was awarded to the Be Your Best Foundation’s Global Rock Challenge.

The event provides the opportunities for schools to take part in a music competition aimed at showing young people they do not need alcohol, tobacco or drugs to have fun.

Cllr Thornber said the project is ‘innovative’ and ‘exciting’.