A DRAMA group is celebrating after being awarded a £500 grant towards new equipment.

The Cast and Crew Workshop, on Canvey, has been given the funding by Canvey Town Council towards replacing its sound system.

The group is now researching a major project to write and perform a community play about Canvey during the First World War to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the conflict.

Doreen Anderson, chairman of the town council, said: “Congratulations to Cast and Crew on their successful application for grant funding. It is a worthy recipient of our grant scheme and we are pleased we were able to support it.”

Every year, the council sets aside money for grants to benefit people and projects on the island.

For more information, contact the town clerk on 01268 683965, e-mail clerk@canveyisland-tc.gov.uk or visit www.canveyisland-tc.gov.uk