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Funding secured for a composting toilet
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The provision of toilet facilities on site has long been one of our goals. Soon it will be a reality, thanks to a grant of £9,038 from the Big Lottery Fund under their Awards for All programme.

This grant will pay for all the work needed to install a fully disabled accessible, composting toilet in the woodland gardens. This will mean that our volunteers and visitors will soon have on-site access to toilet facilities.

The toilet will be located in the woodland gardens close to the existing composting area – appropriately enough.

Work will start as soon as possible. The planning permission requires that we inform local archaeological services before the work starts, just in case any interesting archaeology is found while the digging is going on.

We would like to thank everyone who supported our grant application as well as the Big Lottery Fund for providing the money to make this happen.

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.

It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year it invests over £650 million and awards around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.

More information is available at the Big Lottery Fund website.

The plans and other details relating to the planning permission for the proposed work can be accessed at here.


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