Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

New trees will brighten up Allenstyle

10:15 13 March 2014

Councillors Frank Biederman and Chris Turner ready for a busy day of tree planting

Councillors Frank Biederman and Chris Turner ready for a busy day of tree planting

Archant

Councillors use community grants to fund project

Yelland is set to become a little greener thanks to community councillor grants.

A mixture of 13 fruit and broadleaf trees were planted at Allenstyle on Tuesday after North Devon councillors Frank Biederman and Chris Turner each pledged £250 from their community councillor grant fund to support the project.

The project also had the support of local community interest company, Greenforce (SW), and St John’s Garden Centre.

Local ward member, Councillor Frank Biederman, said: “I am so delighted to be able to support this project. It will not only bring benefit to the local residents of Allenstyle, but by using the wonderful people from Greenforce, it allows them to get out in the community in such a positive way and do what they love to do, which is to improve our environment.”

Local ward member, Councillor Chris Turner, says: “I am pleased to be able to take part in this exciting, enjoyable and sustainable project, which will hopefully benefit generations to come.”

North Devon Council’s community councillor grants offer support to organisations and projects that directly help the local environment, local people and communities. Each year councillors have £1,000 available to award to projects or groups in their wards.

For more information on how to apply for a community councillor grant, contact North Devon Council on 01271 388327, email grants@northdevon.gov.uk or contact your local ward member.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Torridge District Council will meet this evening (Monday) to vote on a proposed 3.6 per cent increase to council tax for 2017/18.

Read more
08:00

Spring into Action launch day on Wednesday, March 1 will prompt a month of activities to promote health in the town

Read more
Yesterday, 22:58

Studio 20 in Ilfracombe was the venue for a charity spinathon that raised £2,000 in StarTrek sponsorship

Read more
Yesterday, 21:54

A variety of Great British Spring Clean events are being held around North Devon this weekend

Read more
Yesterday, 16:35

The Lord Lieutenant and rescue helicopter will be dropping in at the Rotary StarTrek Challenge next Saturday (March 4)

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Police say 18 animals were taken some time in early to mid February

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Police are seeking witnesses after a householder was stabbed in the chin following an altercation in Braunton

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Barnstaple and Bideford family can say they have five generations following their latest arrival

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

New staff will arrive in North Devon this spring

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

The braille board outlining Bideford’s shipping history means people with sight difficulties can enjoy heritage trails.

Read more

Local Weather

Snow

Snow

max temp: 6°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications