Exeter City Council continues to support communities
On his appointment, Paul said: ” I see this as recognition of the work I have been doing as Member Champion for Community Engagement in working with various communities across the city; perhaps the best examples of the nature of this work can be demonstrated by some of the work local councillors have done right here in St Thomas”.
Building on the work of local gardeners in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition over the past few years, we’ve seen the emergence of many related groups – the work of the Bloomin’ St Thomas group in planting wildflowers across the area, the greening of the platforms at St Thomas Railway Station to name but two projects, both of which have been supported by your local Labour Councillors.
Earlier this year Ben Bradshaw, Paul, Hannah and Rob joined local residents to plant fruit trees and a new Lucombe Oak in Cowick Barton Playing Fields, and we are now seeing the City Council installing a path to form party of the Alcoa Activity Trail.
Your local councillors attended the recent very succeful Garden Partyto celebrate the famous Wisteria Arch where they spoke to local residents and tried their hand at croquet. Rob Hannaford said “We were very pleased to support this wonderful event, which drew people to one of the most beautiful parts of the city – congratulations and thanks to the volunteers who made it the success it was.”
Many of these projects have been supported with small community grants of up to £300 from the local councillors, and over the coming year we will be looking to seed fund many more such projects.