Test Valley Borough Council Leader and Charlton ward member, Councillor Ian Carr, recently presented Charlton Parish Council with a cheque for £500 to support the installation of a village history board.
The money was awarded from the Test Valley Borough Council Councillor Community Grant scheme. The new board is already in place and is prominently located next to the river, opposite Carters Meadow, and portrays the village’s heritage through images and text.
Parish councillor, Jill Bunting, said: “On behalf of the committee I’d like to thank the artist, Kaz Trinder, and all those who contributed to the project. We are really pleased with the history board and we hope it will be enjoyed for years to come.”
Councillor Carr said: “I am really pleased that the parish has been able to install the history board. It is an eye-catching and effective way to capture the heritage of the village. The history board is a great addition to Charlton and provides a fascinating insight into the village’s past.”
The Test Valley Borough Council Councillor Community Grant Scheme aims to help local communities to deliver the initiatives of greatest importance to them. For more information, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk