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Staple Wildlife Friendly Village Project receive a DDC Community Grant Award


On 8th September members of the Staple Wildlife Friendly Village Project received a cheque for £494.66 from Dover District Council Community Grant Award Scheme to support the next phase of their project.


Cllr. Trevor Bartlett, as Chair of Dover District Council, presented members of the Staple Wildlife Friendly Village committee with a cheque. The group had submitted a successful application for the Summer Round of the Grant Award Scheme. The money will be used to plant more trees, spring bulbs and wildflowers to enhance local habitats and develop biodiversity throughout the village. Although the group is planting up public areas, residents are also encouraged to re-wild parts of their gardens and open-up wildlife corridors to link gardens.

Two litter picks have been organised by the group during the summer months to keep the roads and footpaths clear of rubbish. Further litter picks are planned bi-monthly in the coming year. A series of talks on the environment are to be arranged during the winter months which will be advertised in the next edition of The Escallop and on the village Facebook page.

Staple Wildlife Friendly Village Group is among 67 similar projects which are part of the Wildlife Friendly Communities initiative that aims to foster natural habitats within communities from small villages to larger towns.

If you would like to contact Staple Wildlife Friendly Village Group please send an email to:

wildlife-friendly-village@outlook.com








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