Pupils help complete Instow hedge project

SCHOOLCHILDREN have put the finishing touches to a restored Devon hedgebank in Instow. The new bank and low-level retaining wall in Barton Lane, an access road to the church, school and village, replaces a former collapsing wall and bank. The Instow Dev

SCHOOLCHILDREN have put the finishing touches to a restored Devon hedgebank in Instow.The new bank and low-level retaining wall in Barton Lane, an access road to the church, school and village, replaces a former collapsing wall and bank.The Instow Devon Bank Community Restoration Project has seen debris removed and the bank stabilised before enhancement with natural planting by pupils and staff from Instow School's gardening club. A number of tree stumps on the top of the bank are to remain and North Devon Coast and Countryside Service is to turn them into features and seats to designs suggested by the schoolchildren. As joint promoter, with the local community, Instow-in-Bloom helped with the choice of plants. Volunteers from the village have provided extra assistance with the work, where needed, and local county councillor Rodney Cann has helped with the funding of the project.


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