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Helping learn about nature

Posted by on 13 March 2019 | Comments

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Local children's learning about nature has been given a boost by their district councillor.

Cllr Susan Harvey, who represents the Kirton Ward, can be seen here presenting a cheque for £1,000 to the children and teachers of Trimley St Martin Primary School, which is the local school for Kirton and Falkenham children.

"The funds will be used to buy underwater cameras and nest box cameras for the Forest School. It is a lovely outdoor area which the children will really benefit from both physically and mentally," explained Susan.

The money came from Susan's Enabling Communities Budget.

Each elected member of Suffolk Coastal District Council has £6,500 to spend a year on new community projects or to develop projects in their ward, as they see appropriate.

Since the launch of the scheme in December 2013 just over £850,000 has been spent supporting some 600 projects across on a wide range of new community initiatives.