A Village Asset - The Directory Group

A village asset

A tranquil beauty spot in Medstead is set to become even more popular among members of the community thanks to recent restoration work following a council grant.

The pond, part of the village green, has been cleared and re-lined and four new benches have been placed around it so residents can sit and enjoy the area. More work is planned for the future, with the banks of the pond set to be planted with trees and decorative plants, and a new path and signage to be installed.

The work, organised by Medstead’s Parish Plan Committee, was funded in part by grants from the village’s two local councillors, Cllr Ingrid Thomas and Cllr Deborah Brooks Jackson. All EHDC councillors have a £4,500 ‘Councillor Grant’ fund they can use to support local groups and projects.

Cllr Brooks Jackson said: “There is a huge amount of support in the village for the pond to be restored and a lot of work has gone into making it a wonderful asset to the village.

“I am really looking forward to seeing people sitting on the benches and taking a few minutes to enjoy the pond and its surroundings.”

EHDC councillor grants can be used to support any project or group which can demonstrate a benefit to the wider community. To find out more about how to apply, contact your councillor or go to www.easthants.gov.uk/councillorgrants

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