Community apple pressing


Moor Sustainable Community Interest Company has been awarded a grant of £4,912 by the National Lottery Community Fund to run a community apple pressing project this autumn.  Thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to buy apple crushers and presses and run community apple pressing days in several villages in the northern part of the North York Moors including Great Ayton, Commondale and Lythe.   The apple juicing days will be enjoyable community events where people can bring buckets of apples from trees in their garden and go away with lovely fresh juice – a fun activity for all the family. For more details see our community apple pressing page.

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Successful pollinator walk

Thank you to the twenty people who braved the elements to take part in our planning for pollinators walk in Great Ayton on Sunday. Martin Allen, who led the walk, will put together a plan for the village suggesting how we can increase the plants that are attractive to look at and great for pollinators.

Following the walk, the Brighten Up Great Ayton group will be meeting tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 14th March) between 2 and 4 pm to start work on the village hall garden. All welcome to help with the gardening or to have a chat about what is planned.

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Seed Swap

Lythe Gardening Group invite you to their seed swap on Saturday 9th March, between 10:00 – 12:00, in Lythe Community Shop. There are usually far too many seeds in a packet so a few of us meet up to exchange and/or give seeds to make best use of what we have.

If you have any flower or veg seeds that you would like to swap with other gardeners do come along.

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Congratulations to Battersby Junction Community Association

Moor Sustainable congratulate the Battersby Junction Community Association team on their successful grant application to enable them to complete the plans for their play area and community space. We look forward to helping you with the administration of the association.

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Planning for pollinators walk

When: Sunday 10th March

Where: Meet on High Green, Great Ayton at 2pm.

Join Martin Allen, an expert local botanist, on a free walk along the High Street in Great Ayton to help plan how we can make the village more attractive for people and pollinators.

The walk and talk along the High Street to Low Green will last about an hour with an optional extension along Guisborough Road to Camp Corner and back down Newton Road.

Funded by North Yorkshire County Council’s Stronger Communities Programme with support from Great Ayton Parish Council and Brighten Up Great Ayton group.

For further information contact: Caryn Loftus, Moor Sustainable CIC

E: T: 01642 723137

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