Trowbridge Town Council has awarded funding in the form of a grant to Friends of Biss Meadows, a voluntary organisation who look after one of the most popular environmental areas in the town. Their treasurer, Pete Barnett, says “The Friends of Biss Meadows are grateful to the Town Council both for the kind acknowledgement of the good work of the Friends and for the award of £929.55 to contribute towards its two-year costs.

“The Friends are a long-established enthusiastic group focussed on maintaining the meadows to a high standard for all visitors through monthly working parties, and undertaking projects such as frequent litter picks.

“As a self-financing group, our core costs are on maintaining and replacing equipment, consumable materials, PPE and tooling: the grant will contribute to group costs over a two-year period. This grant is now a key part of our financing, and the award is of even more significance due to the unexpected costs associated with COVID: the PPE cost element has been more pronounced with an unplanned spend of over £120 making provision for our volunteers.

“We have some great projects coming up (once we get back to work!) and look to working with the Town Council as a key partner.”