Councillor buys equipment for volunteer gardening service

Councillor Matt Scott has used part of his locality budget to buy garden shears for the Harrogate Easier Living Project’s Help at Home gardening service. All county councillors are given £5,000 per year to fund projects in their community to support its economic, social and environmental wellbeing. This could be support for a local school, village hall or sports club though it is down to each individual councillor how they spend their allocation. 

Commenting on this Cllr Scott said: ‘I am pleased to be able to support a service that I know benefits many residents in Bilton and across the Harrogate district. It was good to meet the team on Albany Avenue to find out more about their work supporting those who are not able to maintain their own garden. The shears were bought from Daleside Nurseries in Killinghall so we have been able to support a local business too.’

You can find out more about the Help at Home service and how it might help you here. If you are involved in a local group in the Bilton and Nidd Gorge Division and are looking for funding for a specific project you can contact Cllr Scott at