Community hub installs lift thanks to county council grant

Posted on: 22 December 2017

A community hub based in Mid Devon now has full disabled access, thanks to a £17,750 Devon County Council (DCC) grant.

Cheriton Bishop’s Young Farmer’s Devon Rural Hub was officially opened in July 2017 by HRH Prince Charles.

The group purchased the building in 2014 and following their fundraising and a series of donations and grants they renovated the building.

Now the Amory building, which is the HQ for the 1,600 members of Cheriton Bishop Young Farmers Club (YFC), has a new lift installed thanks to the DCC’s Investing In Devon Fund.

The building has state-of the-art conference facilities which have been used by organisations including the NHS, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and pre-schools.

This week the Chairman of Devon County Council Councillor Ray Radford visited the facility. He was shown around by Colin Tucker, the Devon YFC County Chairman and Nick Creasy, the YFC Operations Manager.

Councillor Radford said: “I was very impressed with the facilities and what Cheriton

Devon County Council Chairman Ray Radford

Bishop Young Farmers Club has achieved through hardwork.

“As a former member of the Culm Valley Young Farmers Club I recognise how the organisation helps young people learn valuable new skills and much of what I learnt then still helps me today in my role as councillor.”

Devon YFC County Chairman Colin Tucker said: “We are very grateful for the support Devon County Council has given us over the years and the grant which means that the building is fully accessible to all.”

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