A derelict piece of land on the edge of Ferry Lane is to be transformed into a community orchard for everyone to enjoy.
Bishopthorpe Parish Council has secured Heritage Lottery funding for this project, which is being run by local volunteers, but the project needs extra help from villagers to make it happen.
The project team has produced the first in a series of newsletters, which you can download here: Newsletter 01_Nov 2018
The newsletter gives more information about the project, and suggests ways people can get involved and help it all come to fruition. As well as hoping for some practical help, the team are also keen to hear from people with memories of the old orchards and market gardens of Bishopthorpe, and from anyone with old fruit trees that might turn out to have an interesting history.
You can contact the project team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Morwenna Christian on 07563 798408.
A series of events are planned to push the project forward, the first of these is Ask the Experts at Vernon House on Monday 26th November. You can view the flyer for this event here : Nov 26th event poster
More news will be published as the project moves on, so remember to check back here for all the details.
All items will be on the News pages, tagged with Orchard so you’ll be able to find related pages quickly.