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2011 was a busy year when we started several new projects. Trinity Place -
Broad Street Planters
The North Devon Joint Delivery Team were instrumental in creating a ‘café culture’ area by widening pavements and resurfacing the road at the bottom of Fore Street and along Broad Street and they asked if we could plant and maintain permanent planters if they supplied them. In addition we were able to add a further three to complete the project, thanks to an anonymous donation.
Skate Park As part of the RHS & Woodland Trust’s ‘Planting Trees for the Community’
we had a year-
A community herb garden was built for us by Community Resources in the new car park off Fore Street, for the use of local restaurants and residents and a boat obtained to fill a gap at the other end of the car park.
Projects over the Years -
2012 saw us continue to work on existing projects as well as installing new planters at Trinity Gardens which were made for us by Community Resources (Devon) CIC, a company that gives work to adults with learning difficulties
At Bicclescombe Park Road with the help of Community Resources (Devon) CIC a small area at the junction of St Brannocks Road and Bicclescombe Park Road, which had been over grown for many years, was cleared and planted with a variety of small shrubs and perennials.
2013 The main project was to enhance the Score Layby on the main approach road into
Ilfracombe which had become overgrown with weeds. The ground was cleared, rotavated
and prepared ready for planting a variety of shrubs -
Rotary Boat A new boat was placed at the junction of New Barnstaple Road and Hillsborough Road. The boat was donated by a local Councillor and carries the Ilfracombe Rotary Club sign in recognition of their continued support.
Having concentrated for many years on enhancing the town summer displays in 2010 it was decided to look at additional at areas where we could create or take over pocket gardens, increasing the number of shrubs and perennials, reducing the need to include summer bedding.
We started with Victoria Place and have since gone on to do work at Trinity Gardens, Bicclescombe Park Road and Score Layby as well as other small patches around the town.
Getting Started Newly Planted 2010 2017
Before we started Getting to work 2017
2016/17 We have continued to improve the existing projects with the only new area being the start of the Wilder Road improvements, for which we have to thank Community Resources who did most of the work.
Getting Ready Newly Planted 2017