ROMSEY Arthritis Hydrotherapy Group has been awarded a £600 councillor community grant by councillors in the town.

The funds will be going towards the start-up costs of a much-needed fourth hydrotherapy session.

The hydrotherapy session will take place at Red Lodge Community Pool in Basset, for those living with osteoporosis, chronic arthritis and many other conditions.

The group was first established in 2008 and organises sessions for more than 70 members from Romsey and the surrounding area.

Romsey Extra member cllr Ali Johnston said: "We are pleased to help the RAHG increase the capacity for their sessions, which bring relief to people living with arthritis and other conditions."

Chairperson for the hydrotherapy group, Linda Hill, said: "Hydrotherapy uses a warm pool to help relieve pain and relax the body, while increasnig ease of movement. The grant means that we can hold an extra hydrotherapy session, helping many more people who suffer with any one of arthritic conditions."

The funding has come from Test Valley Borough Council's councillor community grant scheme.