New trees for Barnstaple's Tarka Trail

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By tinap | Monday, January 14, 2013, 11:10

A section of the Tarka Trail in Barnstaple has been spruced up with new trees thanks to community grants from local councillors.

Five dwarf fruit trees and three field maples have been planted at St John's in Newport, Barnstaple This is to replace trees that were removed by the Environment Agency during flood prevention work on the river in August last year.

North Devon Council ward members for Newport, Councillor John Mathews and Councillor Mike Harrison, have both given £100 towards the project from their community grant allowance.

Councillor John Mathews said: "When the Environment Agency had to remove three trees to clear Coney Gut, local residents were concerned that they wouldn't be replaced. These eight trees replace those and bring additional ones to the area. They are also planted in a more suitable spot so that they won't need to be removed for any future maintenance work."

Councillor Mike Harrison said: "This area is well used by walkers and cyclists. The trees will help to enhance it and make it more pleasant for local residents and passers by to enjoy. I am glad that we have been able to help."

Local Community Interest Company, Greenforce (SW) helped the council parks team with the work. Greenforce is a local environmental group for adults with learning disabilities. The group works on community projects to improve public open spaces, woodland, parkland, nature reserves and housing estates. 

For more information about North Devon Council's Community Councillor Grant scheme call Lorna Jones on 01271 388327 or email lorna.jones@northdevon.gov.uk.

      

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