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Finger post points for facilities

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 20, 2013

By Leslie Jackson

  • From left, Pamela Wain, Carole Wheeldon, David Wheeldon, from St Leonard's Church; Sandy Richards, parish councillor; Stan Clowes, from the Methodist Church; Janet Chadwick, parish clerk; Howard Mycock, parish councillor; Andrew Stevenson, chairman of the parish council; Suzanne Cole (CVLP Grants officer) and Helen Anderson (CVLP Community Engagement).

  • Pictured l-r are: Pamela Wain, Carole Wheeldon, David Wheeldon, from St Leonard's Church; Sandy Richards, parish councillor; Stan Clowes,from The Methodist Church; Janet Chadwick, parish clerk; Howard Mycock, parish councillor; Andrew Stevenson, chairman of the parish council; Suzanne Cole (CVLP Grants officer) and Helen Anderson.(CVLP Community Engagement)

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A NEW finger post directing people to village amenities has been erect in the village of Ipstones.

The project has been jointly funded by Ipstones Parish Council and a community grant.

The parish council, is one of the successful applicants to gain funding in the first round of Churnet Valley Community Grants, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The cast iron and aluminium sign directs visitors to buildings of historical and community interest including St Leonard's Church, Methodist Chapel, cemetery, village school, Memorial Hall, Tiny Tots and The Sea Lion public house.

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Ipstones Parish Council match funded the £617 awarded from the Churnet Valley Community Grants scheme.

Parish council chairman, Andrew Stevenson, said: "Everyone seems to be happy with the sign. It looks very well and has been tastefully done to blend in with the area.

"Hopefully the new finger post will benefit visitors and tourist to the area."

Development officer, Suzanne Cole, said: "Since its launch in June 2013, the community grant scheme has awarded five community projects across the Churnet Valley Living Landscape area for such projects as websites, creative writing workshops, interpretation boards and an oral history DVD.

"We are still looking for heritage built and living projects that could benefit from the grant scheme and from working alongside the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership."

For further information please visit www.churnet-valley.org.uk or telephone 01538 381356.

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