South Lopham receives Pride grant to renovate village sign

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A south Norfolk village is set to benefit from the latest round of district council community grants, when it receives funding to renovate its long standing village sign.

South Lopham has been named as one of the recipients of Breckland Council’s Pride grants - a programme aimed at assisting communities in completing local projects that will benefit residents.

The £450 grant will be used by the parish council to clean, oil and repaint the South Lopham village sign, and employ an expert sign-writer to finish the project.

Caroline Phillips, Clerk to South Lopham Parish Council, said: “We all take pride in our village and the sign is the feature visitors notice first.

“It has been up for over 15 years and now needs maintenance to ensure it remains a positive feature in our village.”

Cllr Marion Chapman-Allen, Breckland Council’s Guiltcross Ward member, added: “I’m delighted the village has been successful in its bid for funding.

“The sign is a key focal point for residents and visitors so it is important that it remains attractive and a good reflection of the beautiful rural village.”

The district council’s ongoing Pride grants initiative is managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation.

To learn more, please call 01603 623958 or email info@norfolkfoundation.com