A new radio system to keep troublemakers out of Trowbridge pubs has received more funding.

The Trowbridge Pub and Club Watch was awarded £5,000 by the council’s area board for the monitoring system, which will be used by pubs, clubs and other businesses in the town, to inform each other of people who are drunk or disorderly.

The project, which uses mobile phone technology, was recently awarded a £9,800 Lottery grant.

Project manager Bill Austin said: “We need an effective communication device that works.

“It is to be linked to the CCTV control room in The Shires shopping centre, which will be able to follow individuals around town.”

Other organisations to benefit from Trowbridge Area Board grants include the Longmeadow Tenants and Residents Association, which was given £1,000 for youth activity equipment.

New solar panels will be installed on the roof of West Ashton Village Hall thanks to a £5,000 grant.

A further £261 was donated by West Ashton Parish Council on top of the grants they have already been able to obtain.

Ron Ivers, from the village hall, said: “We have looked at a variety of ways to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Tools, equipment and safety wear will be funded to the tune of £561 for the Friends of Biss Meadows Country Park. But the group was not given cash for new bins in the park because Wiltshire Council must first assess the need for them.

The Cultural Olympiad Dance Festival, which will be held in May in Trowbridge Park, will also benefitted from £2,500 awarded to Trowbridge Town Council.