Grant for Torridge education study

MONEY from a Torridge councillor has helped fund a study into problems of illiteracy and innumeracy in the area. Councillor Hugo Barton has given �750 to Torridge Training Services as part of his Councillor Community Grant allowance. Director and Trustee

MONEY from a Torridge councillor has helped fund a study into problems of illiteracy and innumeracy in the area.

Councillor Hugo Barton has given �750 to Torridge Training Services as part of his Councillor Community Grant allowance.

Director and Trustee of Torridge Training Services, David Avery, said: "Although, in general, our area scores well in comparison to the rest of the country in terms of illiteracy and innumeracy, the study did identify certain areas of deprivation in the Northern Devon and Torridge areas. The next step is to address these issues and to see what we can do to help."

Torridge Training Services is a charity which was originally established to assist unemployed people and this continues to be a large part of its work. In addition, training courses are provided for the local community and to meet the needs of employers.


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