Members of the Meldreth Futures group are volunteers who live in Meldreth. We meet every two months and report to the Parish Council. Our role is advisory only. We recommend projects to the Parish Council to receive funding from various sources (such as money received from solar developments) where it is often stipulated that funding is spent on community projects and improvements. As an example, we have provided funding for a tent for Guides and equipment for the newly refurbished Pavillon's kitchen.
You do not have to be part of a group to apply - it might be something you feel passionately about in the village.
The group is also looking at wider improvements for Meldreth with a longer-term view on capital projects.
Some of our recent projects
Funding was provided to assist with costs of a minibus at Melbourn Village College. This enables pupils living in Meldreth to travel home after enrichment activities.
A new tent was purchased by 1st Melbourn Guides using our funding. This was first used in 2016 by Guides who live in Meldreth. It will be used at least once a year at their annual summer camp.
Funding enables Meldreth's annual Christmas Tree Festival to go ahead. The funding covers running costs for this village tradition which attracts many visitors.
Meldreth Tennis Club's courts have been beautifully refurbished and were opened in August 2017. This involved a lot of hard work and dedication from the Club's members. Our group were pleased to support this through providing funding for equipment and training for junior players.
We are pleased to continue out support of the Christmas Tree festival again in 2017.
Funding was provided to enable the purchase of kitchen equipment and crockery for the newly refurbished sports pavilion on the recreation ground. This will be available to many clubs within the village and for private hire.