All St Albans is a stage thanks to arts donation

PERFORMANCES in and around the district should soon be enhanced by the addition of a portable stage. A grant of �25,000 has been made from a county council scheme as part of a Recession to Recovery programme. St Albans district Councillor Melvyn Teare,

PERFORMANCES in and around the district should soon be enhanced by the addition of a portable stage.

A grant of �25,000 has been made from a county council scheme as part of a 'Recession to Recovery' programme.

St Albans district Councillor Melvyn Teare, portfolio holder for the arts, said he put in a bid for the award last year after a successful outdoor concert staged outside the Town Hall.

He said: "We hired the stage for the St Albans Festival performances at a cost of around �3,000. It was then I thought how useful it would be to have our own portable stage for the various outdoor events we stage in parks and various venues around the district."


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It is not yet clear whether the �25,000 will cover the cost of a stage but it is believed match funding may be available.

The money has come through the Hertfordshire Forward Partnership, which has made more than �400,000 available across the county.

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