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The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Great Torrington in Bloom Association.

Update and feedback for Great Torrington Town and Lands Charity grant application.


TIBA is very grateful for the grant application provided by the Town and Lands charity. The grant was awarded in March 2019 for renovations to the pathways in the Secret Memorial Garden, Castle Hill, Torrington. Some renovations were carried out on the pathway, specifically the entrance, but the contractor was not entirely happy with the end result, due to the levels of the drainage inspection covers which prevented the works to be completed satisfactorily. Due to this, the works were not charged for, and TIB is thankful to the contractor for not invoicing. This has meant that other parts of the SMG could be enhanced with the allocated monies from Town and Lands Charity.

Our small band of volunteers has been hard at work making the most of the funding available and entered the SMG into the RHS Britain in Bloom “It’s Your Neighbourhood” competition, a part of the competition specifically for areas developed by Community groups (extra details available on request). The group has received an “Outstanding” in the category. Without a doubt, the funding provided by The Town and Lands Charity has made this possible, for which we are all grateful. There is also a new water butt in situ, purchased in response to the comments. To assist with visitor understanding, we also now have new large print labels giving details on some of the herbs that are planted in the SMG.

   

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Torrington Senior Citizens Club.

The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-

‘The first outing of the year was to Dorchester in May. The weather was hot and sunny. Some members went to the swannery and then onto the café for a good lunch. In June there was an outing to Padstow. Some members enjoyed a boat trip. In July there was an outing to Exmouth where again members enjoyed boat trips, picnics or a nice lunch in the town. In September there was an outing to Sidmouth, another fine day for a stroll along the sea front, shopping and looking around the beautiful gardens. In November there was an outing to Bristol for Christmas shopping. In December the Christmas Lunch took place at the Great Torrington Town & Community Hall where a fun time was enjoyed by all of us. There was an entertainer and a sing along etc’.

Distribution Day 2019 was held on Friday 6th December and was a very enjoyable and successful day for Trustees, staff and visitors.  On the day we gave out our highest number of vouchers to date totaling £15,580, several of which were kindly donated by recipients to our chosen charity - Torrington Community Foodbank.

Many thanks to the Great Torrington Town and Community Hall for allowing us to use the building, providing refreshments and to the many volunteers who assisted us on the day

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Torrington Friendship Club.

The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-

Following your generous grant in March which helped towards a trip to Rosemoor and transport was kindly donated by Rotary cars. The grant will also help towards our Christmas lunch. Your grant is greatly appreciated and I do say THANK YOU on behalf of the Friendship Club’.

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Torrington Friends of Guiding.

The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-

Attached pictures of what the girls have been up to in the previous year. As you can see they have had a busy and successful year. Guides continues to thrive in Torrington. 
We have purchased new uniform for some new leaders which have started and funded the books for a First Aid course, which is a requirement of being a leader.

Read more: Grant Update –Torrington Friends of Guiding

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Great Torrington Army Cadet Force.

The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-

With the generous grant funding received, we have been able to buy some new fly-fishing equipment to enable the Cadets to learn to fly fish as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award. 
Weekly technique sessions taught by our own skilled instructors, the cadets have come on leaps and bounds and are successfully catching fish on the lake fishing session. 

Read more: Grant Update – Great Torrington Army Cadet Force

The Trustees of the Great Torrington Town & Lands Charity awarded a grant to the Youth Genesis Trust (Ltd).

The Town & Lands Charity have received the following update:-
Torrington Youth Space Update – June 2019
The Torrington Youth Space opened on Friday 17th May 2019 and offers young people aged 11-17 games, crafts, cooking, sports and discussion groups and support around a number of teenage issues that including healthy living, lifestyle choices, relationships, bullying, being safe, safe internet use and citizenship. The drop-in style sessions are open from 7.00-9.00pm on Friday nights and are based at Torrington Methodist Church.

Read more: Grant Update – Youth Genesis Trust (Ltd)
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