Easingwold’s green group given grant

Lydia Dolding (Autism Plus) is pictured with Andrew Neville from Easingwold Green Spaces Group and Mark Watson and Emma Jenner from Autism Plus.
Lydia Dolding (Autism Plus) is pictured with Andrew Neville from Easingwold Green Spaces Group and Mark Watson and Emma Jenner from Autism Plus.
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A local group in Easingwold which is attempting to enhance the many green spaces in the town has received a funding boost.

Thanks to a cash injection from Hambleton District Council’s Small Grant Scheme, Easingwold Green Spaces Group (EGSG) has been able to buy and install a bird feeding station in a communal green space.

It is hoped the green initiative will inspire children, encourage wildlife and create rewarding activities for all to be involved in.

The local branch of Autism Plus, Easiworks, has taken on the important job of replenishing the bird food.

EGSG has also used some of the grant money to buy promotional materials to help engage with the rest of the community.

Kelly Osborne, chair of EGSG, said: “We have carefully considered how to include all residents of Easingwold.

“Over the next few months, thanks to the generous grant from the council, we will also be installing a log seating area, planting native wildflowers and creating a community orchard.

“The community orchard will be for all residents to share and enjoy and will also enable the community to take part in activities within the orchard, such as harvest sessions, tidy up days and juice making. The younger generation will be encouraged to respect the local environment and will learn by taking part in activities organised by the group.

“The entire community will learn to appreciate where fruit comes from and how to make the most of freshly picked produce.

“Outdoor activities such as bird watching will encourage the older generation to enjoy gentle exercise with no cost barrier. And all our activities can also be accessed by those with disabilities – there will be no barriers.”