MORE than £15,000 was awarded to community projects by the Southern Wiltshire Area Board on Thursday.

The area board funded community grants including £5,000 to Nomansland Sports Association for a skate park and sports facilities and £2,774.50 to Landford Parish Council for the refurbishment of the sports pavilion.

Alderbury and Grimstead Parish Council received £2,250 for defibrillators; Alderbury Bowls Club was awarded £5,000 for clubhouse upgrades and the community area awards scheme received £1,500.

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