Town council secures lottery fund for accessible allotment project

A town in Devon is ramping up its accessibility with an allotment refurbishment project that has been funded by the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund.

Crediton Town Council has received £3,840 in funding from the National Lottery for its Allotment Access Path Project, reports the Crediton Courier.

The project will see the installation of a dropped kerb for wheelchair access, widened access gate and a tarmac path within the allotment site.

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The new walkway has been designed to enable better access for people living with disabilities and those using mobility equipment, such as scooters, wheelchairs and walking sticks.

Crediton Town Clerk, Clare Dalley, said: “The Town Council is delighted this much-needed project can proceed, thanks to the funding received from the Awards For All, Big Lottery Fund.

“This will provide the opportunity for Crediton residents with mobility issues to rent a local allotment.”

Great Torrington and District Community Development Trust, which shares the £3,200,584 South West funding for accessible projects, has been granted £10,000 for its access and equipment development at its community centre.

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