Friends of dartmouth Community Orchard
The friends of Dartmouth Community Orchard was founded in November 2014 and now has 160 members. Its aims are:
- To conserve and enhance the Dartmouth Community Orchard as an Open Green Space with unsupervised access for members of the public.
- To ensure that it is managed as an orchard in a way that is sympathetic with public use for quiet recreation and wildlife conservation.
- To act as a focal point for the involvement of the community in consultations concerning the orchard with the owners, Dartmouth Town Council.
- To promote the use of the orchard for educational purposes, particularly with young people.
- To use such funds as the Friends may be granted or raise to maintain and improve the facilities in the orchard.
- We have created a management plan in conjunction with the Town Council and hold regular working parties to enhance the value of this Local Green Space for the whole Community. We hold social events such as a Summer picnic and autumn apple pressing.