Vale of Glamorgan Council donate proportion of car parking revenue to the Rotary Club


09 November 2016


081116-001THE Vale of Glamorgan Council was delighted to hand over a cheque of £1,000 to Barry Rotary Club taken from car park revenue generated on the night of Barry Island’s Fireworks Fiesta last weekend.


Cllr Gwyn John presented the cheque to Rotary Club president Robin Pitcher.


The exact sum raised on the night is still to be calculated, but the hope is it will top £5,000.


That will be used on charitable spending within the community.


Cllr John, Cabinet Member for Visible, Leisure and Regulatory Services, said: “The Vale of Glamorgan Council is delighted to make this donation to the Rotary Club, taken from car parking revenue generated on the night of last weekend’s Fireworks Fiesta on Barry Island.


"This sum is in addition to the £4,500 worth of funding the Council provided for the event, made up of a £1,500 grant plus £3,000 worth of resources to organise road closures, provide stewarding and arrange traffic management.


“The Rotary Club does so much fantastic work in the local community, and we hope that this donation can help that continue.”


Rotary Club president Robin Pitcher said: “The weather was really with us on the night and contributed to what was a splendid evening, thanks in part to the support we received from the Vale of Glamorgan and Town Council.


“We have yet to establish exactly how much money was generated from the Fireworks Fiesta, but we hope it will be a similar sum to previous years, which we will use on charitable spending.”