Milverton Local Volunteers

EuCAN CiC is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £850 from County Councillor Tony McMahon’s local Health and Wellbeing fund to equip its latest volunteer group.

The Milverton Conservation Volunteer group has recently been established by EuCAN CiC to encourage and involve more  people and communities to be active in the conservation management of their local environment. Led by local residents Trevor Phelps and EuCAN Director, Gwil Wren the group will  provide training and practical experience for local volunteers and other groups in nature conservation and sustainable land management. The group will also offer support to local communities to continue some of the services that are being withdrawn by local Councils such as footpath maintenance and minor drainage works.

The grant will go towards purchasing equipment for the group such as bow saws, loppers and a brushcutter. Councillor McMahon said “I am really pleased to be able to help get this new group going. It’s going to get people out, working in the fresh air which will improve their health and help preserve our wonderful local environment.”

Somerset County Councillor Tony McMahon presents his cheque to Gwil Wren for the newly established Milverton EuCAN Volunteers

Gwil Wren said “ We are enormously grateful to Councillor McMahon for his generous support.  The Governments aims for Localism are based on encouraging volunteering and this grant will really increase the scope of what we can do.”

The group has been in discussion with local farmers about potential projects and was formally launched with a village walk on February 16th  2013. The walk enabled prospective volunteers to visit some of the proposed sites within the Parish.

Latest news from the EuCAN Milverton Volunteers here.

For further information about the activities of the Milverton group and how to join, contact [email protected] .