After putting a proposal in to Walpole Ward Forum for some money for equipment, myself and David Highton (Chair of WEN) attended the Ward meeting on the 21st January to find out if we had been successful. I am happy to say that our proposal was approved and we have been given £1,000.
This money will be used for printing leaflets to post to Walpole residents asking them if they have fruit trees/bushes and if so whether abundance volunteers can pick any surplus fruit and distribute or use for our jams and chutneys. In addition we will use the remainder of the money for equipment to pick fruit i.e. ladders, bags, tarpaulin. So well done Walpole Councillors for having some imagination and foresight and thanks for the dosh!