A hedge planting day is being held at the Yeo Valley Community Woodland on Sunday.. The event, hosted by North Devon Council, will carry on the important work of establishing the woods and creating new habitat for wildlife. The hedge banks will form corri

A hedge planting day is being held at the Yeo Valley Community Woodland on Sunday..The event, hosted by North Devon Council, will carry on the important work of establishing the woods and creating new habitat for wildlife.The hedge banks will form corridors, protecting wildlife as it moves throughout the site and attract a greater diversity of plants and animals to the area.Thanks to a huge amount of support from local people and school children, more than 1,500 native broad-leaved trees have also been planted since January, and even more will be planted in the remaining weeks before spring.Cllr Chris Haywood, Ward Member for Yeo Valley said: "The amount of support that the woodland has received from local residents is fantastic. "The next planting event will be a fun family day out which I hope everyone will enjoy."Cllr Colin Payne, Ward Member for Yeo Valley, said: "The woodland is beginning to develop really well, and I'd like to encourage people to come along on Sunday and continue to support this fantastic community project."Cllr Des Brailey, Lead Member for Community and Spatial Planning said: "This is a terrific project that will benefit the community for many years to come. As well as creating a great outdoor space for local people, the woodland will also encourage a wide variety of native wildlife to the area."People taking part in the hedge planting day are asked to bring a packed lunch and drink, old waterproof clothes and strong footwear. The day will begin at the entrance on Silverwood Heights at 10am.For further information about the Yeo Valley Community Woodland project, contact the North Devon Council Parks Team on (01271) 388323.