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Growing Communities - a new environmental scheme in West Sussex

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The Conservation Volunteers launches a major new environmental scheme to enable communities in West Sussex to improve their health and wellbeing.

This ground-breaking initiative, called Growing Communities, will encourage local residents in disadvantaged areas to involve themselves in projects such as planting trees and digging ponds, Green Gyms, community orchards, sporting activities or food growing programmes utilising disused or redundant patches of land. Growing Communities is backed and part-funded by Adur and Worthing Councils who will also give park ranger time to the scheme and is funded by the Big Lottery.

Growing Communities is a project that will enable residents to suggest the sorts of schemes they want.

John Haigh, Operation Leader for Growing Communities in Adur and Worthing said: “Already we have had a great response and so many ideas from the people we have spoken to. I would urge as many people as possible who live in Northbrook and Eastbrook to join in and help inform what we we could make happen over the next three years.”