Plotting a green trail in the Peak

A NATURE trail in Chinley and gardening plots in Hayfield are among the projects to have benefited from the latest round of Derbyshire Greenwatch Action Grants.

The two projects will share almost £1,000 in grants, which come from Derbyshire County Council (DCC). Across the county, seven projects are sharing a total of £2,579 under the scheme.

Councillor Simon Spencer, DCC’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The latest round of grants will help projects right across the county and promise to make a difference to many people, young and old.

“Some will help environmental awareness while others will protect and enhance Derbyshire’s landscape.

“All have been selected because they mean a great deal to local communities.”

The High Peak projects to benefit are:

lA nature trail in Chinley – £462. The Friends of Chinley Park will create the trail through the Stubbins Park Local Nature Reserve. The cash will help pay for route markers and posts to display information about the reserve. Information will be updated to help attract more visitors. Work will start this spring.

l Gardening plots and plants in Hayfield – £500. The funding will help create organic fruit and vegetable gardening plots at Hayfield Primary School. Wildlife-friendly plants will be brought in to complement the existing wildflower meadow. The work should be finished by the end of spring.

Organisations interested in applying for a Derbyshire Greenwatch grant can download an application form from www.derbyshire.gov.uk.

Forms are also available by contacting Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058.