A community project in North Yorkshire is set to expand following a grant from a housing association.

The donation from Broadacres will help to buy accessible gardening tools, enabling more people to engage in outdoor activities at Bramble Woods, near Catterick Garrison.

Covering 3.5 acres, the area features ancient woodland, a flower meadow and pond, a community allotment featuring a polytunnel and planters, and picnic areas.

Run by the e50k Community Interest Company, Bramble Woods serves a variety of visitors, including local schools, dog walkers, and the armed forces community.

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Site manager Amy Manuel said: "We have big plans for 2024 and want to increase the number of people using our site, including the Gurkha Community, refugees, disabled and older generations in Richmondshire and Hambleton.

"We want people to use our site with no restrictions or pressure.

"There’s an opportunity to utilise a plot in your own time with help and guidance available when needed.

"This kind offer of funding will provide tools for people with disabilities and poor health, young children and members of the community that may struggle with tasks due to sight loss, stroke survivors, dementia and other conditions."