BRAMSHOTT and Liphook Parish Council has awarded a number of additional grants, after inviting a selection of groups in the village to submit late applications.

Having deferred a request by Liphook Youth Club for £1,625 towards free use of the Millennium Centre on Monday evenings, the finance and policy committee has agreed to put £500 out of its draft budget against the next two months hire of the hall.

Out of the annual parish council’s grant budget of £21,000, Liphook and Ripsley Cricket Club will receive £1,500 for major repairs of their facilities, while Liphook United Football Club have been given £1,650 towards refurbishing the existing clubhouse.

A Royal British Legion application for £250 towards the annual Canada Day lunch at Liphook Junior School was approved and the Bowling Club – based at the Recreation Ground – will receive £350 towards the replacement of a glass washer, while St Mary’s Church, in Bramshott, is due to receive £2,000 towards grass-cutting costs.

An application of £500 for three benches on the Berg Estate has been shelved, as it involves a legal agreement which needs to be signed by the parish council – and would have to incorporate future maintenance, which councillors felt could not become its responsibility.

A residents’ association will need to be set up instead for the project to proceed.

The parish has retained £1,162 in to meet for any other late applications.

lHampshire county councillor Floss Mitchell has approved funding for Bramshott Parish Club and Institute (£800) for a disabled toilet; Age Concern Liphook (£500) for a Christmas tea and the village infants school (£840) for a literacy support assistant.