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Volunteers seek funding for hide
4:13pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
COUNTRYSIDE volunteers planning a bird hide are asking wildlife enthusiasts to help them win funding.
Their votes are needed when it comes to deciding if the hide at Chester Moor Woodland gets £1,950 from the community grant available from the Chester-le-Street Area Action Partnership (AAP).
The public poll takes place at Park View School, High Chare, Chester-le-Street, on Saturday, November 9, from 10am to 2pm and the projects with the most votes will get the money.
Plans for the hide, which include stocking it with wildlife information, have been submitted by Durham County Council’s countryside team and countryside ranger service.
Coralie Niven, project development and grant officer, Durham County Council, said: “It will be a wonderful facility for people of all ages to discover more about the woodland and help us record wildlife sightings throughout the year. We need your vote to help us get the cash to go-ahead.”
Anyone over the age of 11 can vote as long as they live, work, volunteer or study in the Chester-le-Street AAP area. The Community Grant has £42,000 available for a variety of projects.
For further details on Durham County Council’s countryside service call 03000-264-584 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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