A ONE-OFF donation to a cause outside the Richmond boundary is to stand, despite the town council facing a challenge from within.

Councillor David Johnson questioned the finance and fabric committee's decision to give £100 towards a security camera system to protect Easby's St Agatha's Church.

He wanted the donation returned because the building lies outside Richmond.

However, he was forced to withdraw when his proposal failed to attract a seconder at a meeting on Monday night.

Magistrate and district councillor Katherine Carr spoke for the majority, claiming an exception was justified as the church and abbey are considered one of Richmond's tourist attractions.