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Gardening On The Wolds


6:16am 25th July 2014

“Green-fingered” residents of one Ryedale village  are creating a community garden – thanks to a grant from Ryedale District Council.

The Duggleby Community Garden Group is aimed at encouraging everyone in the Wolds village to take part in planting bulbs and trees  that both residents and visitors to the area can enjoy.

A special community garden has been built on land in the village owned by Yorkshire Housing  which residents, old and young , can enjoy both for plantlife and wildlife.

Events including bird watching and picnics are held in the garden. Vegetables are also grown by the young residents of the village and part of the grant will be used to buy fruit trees and buddleia bushes to attract butterflies.

The Duggleby Community Garden Group received a grant of £846  from Ryedale District Council’s Community Grants Working Party which will be used to develop the project for years to come.

Allen Andrews, Duggleby Community Leader:

“A massive thankyou to Ryedale District Council for the grant – it is a real investment for the future."

“This funding will ensure  that villagers can benefit from the scheme for many years to come in a huge variety of ways.

“It is a great project which is supported by many villagers and one which I am sure will grow from strength to strength.”

Cllr Steve Arnold, Chairman of the Community Grants Working Party, added:

“People of all ages can really benefit from this brilliant community project which has already achieved so much.”

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