A CHARITY has been awarded more than £12k for its youth participation programmes at Bracknell Town Council's (BTC) annual general meeting last week.

BTC hosted its yearly meeting at the new Great Hollands Pavilion in Bracknell, where a cheque was presented by Councillor Sandra Ingham to her chosen Mayoral Charity.

A massive £12,481,82 has been awarded to South Hill Park's Youth Outreach Learning and Participation Programmes which helps young adults get inspired by the creative arts.

The evening also welcomed BTC's eleven new Councillors following the local elections on May 2.

Councillor Isabel Mattick was declared as Bracknell Town Mayor for 2019 to 2020 and Councillor Roger Meakes was declared as the Deputy Mayor for a second year running.

The Bracknell Town Mayor will also be picking a local charity to focus on for her year as mayor and presented grant cheques to 18 of the 20 local charities that have been awarded grants for 2019 to 2020.

Councillor Chris Turrel, leader of Bracknell Town Council, said: "It is a great pleasure to have the new pavilion fully in use.

"It is a beautiful building and works very well.

"It was also good on the evening of the meeting to look out and see people enjoying themselves on the field, the play area and the bowling green."

The pavilion boasts a refreshingly new outdoor space, providing updated facilities.

There is also a children’s play area and an accessible water feature.