North Devon Council acts on consultation to improve open space in Yelland

Posted on: 15 February 2019

New fruit trees have been planted to help improve an open space at Littlemoor Close in Yelland.

Following a recent consultation with local residents, North Devon Council ward members
discovered that there was a desire to enhance the open space area at Littlemoor green.

Students from Petroc, on the LIFE course (Learning for Independence and Future Employment) carried out the planting of the six trees with the help of the council’s parks team.

Executive Member for Parks, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “It is wonderful to see residents being involved in what improvements they would like to see, and for action to be taken by the council to carry out their wishes. The area at Littlemoor green will soon be a much more pleasant piece of open space for everyone to enjoy.”

Local ward member, Councillor Frank Biederman, says: “This scheme is really coming together nicely, myself and Councillor Mackie are delighted to be working with residents, Fremington & District Community Group, Petroc Students and the District Council to give this valuable community space some colour and purpose for local residents to enjoy.”

Local ward member, Councillor Jayne Mackie, says: “The vision for the future of this green space is for the local residents, of what ever age, to feel welcome on the green, whether they want to come and plant some bulbs, harvest herbs or simply to meet with other people for a chat.”

There are plans to carry out further improvements in the near future with some seating, raised herb beds, paths and signage which the students are also keen to be involved in.

If you would like more information about this project, please contact the council’s Parks Team on 01271 388326 or email parks@northdevon.gov.uk.

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