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Surface refresh

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Surface refresh

Surface refresh

Lagoon View Community Orchard Association By Lagoon View Community Orchard Association

We have converted a bramble-filled site and converted it into an orchard and community space. A path has been made but the surface is too rough - needs to be tarmacked

Yelland Idea stage

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In April 2014, local residents formed the Lagoon View Community Orchard Association, to convert a bramble-filled undeveloped site into a community space and orchard. With the help of residents, the local Technical College, and the local Biosphere Project, we set about removing 12 dangerous poplar trees, dug up the brambles, created borders, planted 15 fruit trees and made a path with finings. Residents funded all of the trees, and two benches, and regularly help with the maintenance of the site. We also have the support of two local councillors. However, over time the surface of the path has deteriorated, becoming sharp underfoot, and difficult for wheelchairs and pushchairs. It is also, apparently, the perfect seed bed for every weed in the area! We are now looking to formalise the path and apply a tarmac surface to overcome these problems.

What we'll deliver:

  • Use a local business to apply the tarmac surface
  • Use local resource to create shuttering for the path

Why it's a great idea:

Since its creation, the community area has been well used, for social events and meeting up with friends and neighbours. However, the deteriorating path is now dissuading some residents, particularly wheelchair and pushchair users. Creating an even weatherproof surface for the path will encourage more people to use the site.

Steps to get it done:

  • Appoint contractor and obtain formal statement of works
  • Hold a social event within a monthy of completyion of the work, to encourage people to come and see
  • Undertake the shuttering work to define the edges of the path
  • Create and circulate newsletter showing before and after photos
  • Obtain further quotes for the work
  • On completion, check standard, quality and completeness of work
  • Supervise any snagging resolution
  • Work starts, and photos taken

We will encourage our residents to be involved wherever they can in achieving this project. The cost of the tarmacking is greater than we can expect local fund raising alone to achieve, which is why we are seeking assistance.

Location Yelland

About the space

Lagoon View Community Orchard


North Devon Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,652

Tarmacking - £3,300 (90%)
Other - £352 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £3,652

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