THE idea of establishing a monthly town lottery in St Neots to help fund leisure facilities - including a cinema - moved a step forward last week, but the idea has already attracted a lot of doubters. At Wednesday's town council meeting, councillors agreed to allow Gavin Clark, head of leisure and amenities, to further investigate the possibility of setting up a town lottery. The idea was raised by St Neots Mayor, Councillor Bob Eaton, who saw the success of a town lottery first hand when he lived in Pembrokeshire. Established 14 years ago, the Pembrokeshire Lottery has a top prize of £2,000. Tickets can be bought through a direct debit scheme, with the result announced live on local radio. It raises about £6,500 a month with tickets costing £1 each. However, some councillors warned that St Neots find problems in its size - Pembrokeshire has a much larger population than Cambridgeshire's largest town. Cllr Barry Chapman suggested that the money generated by the lottery might not even cover the set-up costs.