GREEN-fingered residents of one Ryedale village are creating a community garden – thanks to a grant from the district council.

The Duggleby Community Garden Group is aimed at encouraging everyone in the Wolds village to take part in planting bulbs and trees that both residents and visitors to the area can enjoy.

A special community garden has been built on land owned by Yorkshire Housing which residents, old and young , can enjoy both for plantlife and wildlife.

Events including bird watching and picnics are held in the garden, while vegetables are being grown by the young residents of the village.

Part of the grant will also be used to buy fruit trees and buddleia bushes to attract butterflies.

The Duggleby Community Garden Group received a grant of £846 from Ryedale District Council’s Community Grants Working Party which will be used to develop the project for years to come.

Allen Andrews, Duggleby Community Leader, said: “A massive thankyou to Ryedale District Council for the grant – it is a real investment for the future."

“This funding will ensure that villagers can benefit from the scheme for many years to come in a huge variety of ways.

He added: "It is a great project which is supported by many villagers and one which I am sure will grow from strength to strength.”

Cound Steve Arnold, Chairman of the Community Grants Working Party, said: “ People of all ages can really benefit from this brilliant community project which has already achieved so much.”