STOW Town Council has given the Royal British Legion a £500 grant towards its First World War commemorations.

Branch chairman Ron Bockhart asked councillors at last Thursday's meeting for financial help with putting on an event for up to 65 elderly residents living in Stow, Bourton and Moreton.

He said they were hoping to arrange a tea party and old-time singalong and would also be providing transport.

Members voted to donate £500 after the first proposal of £250 was turned down by members.