Vote for the city! It’s Norwich versus Ipswich in online battle for community cash

The team behind the Silver Road bid. From left to right: Pete Kelley, Rachel Catto, Alicia Rodriguez

The team behind the Silver Road bid. From left to right: Pete Kelley, Rachel Catto, Alicia Rodriguez, Stuart Bentley, Sandra Martins, Julie Brociek-Coulton, Liz Layton and Matthew White. Pic: Silver Road Community Centre. - Credit: Silver Road Community Centre

It's Norwich versus Ipswich in a battle to get funding for community projects.

And the Silver Road Community Centre is urging supporters to make sure the city beats the town to a share of £300,000 from the M&S Community Energy Fund.

The centre has applied for a £12,000 grant to install a solar power system on its roof, which it says would help produce clean power and secure the centre's financial future for the next 30 years.

The winning projects will be decided by a public vote, but the Silver Road project is currently trailing in second place to a scheme to resurface tennis courts in Ipswich.

Silver Road Community Centre trustee Matt White said: 'The winning projects will be decided by public vote, so our message is - please vote for Silver Road Community Centre - and ask your friends and family to do likewise!'

Votes can be cast, until October 20, at www.mandsenergyfund.com/projects/silver-road-community-centre


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