Met around half the cost

THE Apple Day pictured above in Congresbury Millennium Green's community orchard celebrated the completion of a project partly funded by the Big Lottery

THE Apple Day pictured above in Congresbury Millennium Green's community orchard celebrated the completion of a project partly funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Breathing Places scheme (Fun and games at new park, October 25). A lottery grant of £1,400 met around half the cost of creating a wildlife pond, a walkway and improved access. Costs were also kept to a minimum with the support of local companies. Elliott Group, of Mill Lane, donated timber and nails, Fountain Timber Products, of Brockley Combe, helped with timber chips, Blagdon Water Gardens with a pond liner. The Ship & Castle provided refreshments when volunteers joined conservation charity BTCV at the launch of the project work.A natural hollow, which fills with water after rain, has been lined to create a permanent pond. Wildflowers are to be planted around it and the walkway allows people to get close to enjoy it. A second project should soon be getting underway when work on a children's play area begins on the main part of the Green. Anyone who would like to help or offer sponsorship is asked to call Mary Short, chairman of Congresbury Millennium Green Trust, on 01934 833764.CHRISTINE LEWIS - Trustee/secretary


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