Taxi boss backs Barcode
A TAXI firm has become the latest business to contribute money and support to Weston's youth cafe. This year the amount of money received by
A TAXI firm has become the latest business to contribute money and support to Weston's youth cafe.This year the amount of money received by Barcode exceeded expectations, thanks largely to the generosity of local companies and organisations.Woodspring Taxis, owned by John Lees, has offered £3,500 in cash and a freephone priority service from the South Parade venue to give parents peace of mind that their children will get home safely.Meanwhile Weston peer Lord Jeffrey Archer has pledged £1,000 and the town's Greek Orthodox community has donated £500 worth of games.North Somerset Housing Association also dug deep handing over £10,000 while North Somerset Council has given almost £20,000 over the last year. Many other businesses have helped to fund Barcode's development including the Weston & Somerset Mercury, Meadow Property Services and the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust which donated plasma screen televisions to the cafe to name a few. Weston Youth Council gave away its entire budget of £10,000 last year to Barcode as a symbol of its huge commitment to the venue. Town council clerk Linda Larter said she is still awaiting the outcome of a lottery funding bid worth £324,000 which is expected in May.She said: "I am pleased Barcode will continue and we can now divert energies to making it more successful without any uncertainty about its future.