Bridport Community Orchard
- Committee members
- Grant Funding information

Committee members are elected at the Annual General Meeting in January each year, when audited accounts are presented to the membership for approval. The Chair also reports on the year’s activities, events and grant funding received.
The AGM in 2017 was held on 25th January in Bridport Town Hall.
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Grants & Funding
2017
Our new equipment shed
BCOG is delighted to announce that:
- Powerstock Festival Committee has generously offered a grant of £300
- Palmers Brewery has generously donated £325

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2014
October: Following the successful Yoga in the Orchard sessions in July & August, BCOG is delighted to have received a generous donation of £100 from the organisers.

July: The sum of £75 has been most kindly donated to BCOG by the West Dorset Beekeepers' Association.
After consultation with BCOG Committee members, it has been decided that:
- A small subgroup will now take this forward, with advice from Nick Gray (BCOG Biodiversity consultant).
- A new bed will be dug alongside the bee enclosure, and when fully prepared will be planted with bee-friendly wild flowers. These will be sourced as plug plants from a reputable wildflower supplier, local if possible, and planted at an appropriate time of year.
- Some recycled containers (fish boxes, large pots, etc.) will be placed around the notice board near the entrance to the Orchard from the churchyard, and will be planted with garden flowers.
- A notice will be put up explaining that the plants have been purchased with a generous grant from WDBKA.

BCOG is delighted to have been awarded a very generous grant of £844.91p from the Palmers Brewery Fund. This has enabled us to purchase:
two scythes
tools and materials for hedge laying (note: these were used when the fruiting hedge was laid in the Southern Counties style in 2015: see Orchard page for details).
edging boards, to be used for the beds on the community allotment.
Palmers Brewery press release (September 2014)

[To find out about grants and funding received in 2013, 2012 and 2011, please click here.]

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Left to right:
- David Hawkins, Jenn Baker, John Palmer, Jill Lloyd, Colin Baker.
- Colin Baker, David Hawkins, Jenn Baker with some of our grand new tools!
- Our brand new edging boards for the allotment beds
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