A COMMUNITY group in Kendal has been awarded money to support ongoing improvements to Noble’s Rest Park.

The Friends of Noble’s Rest have received £500 from Kendal Town Council’s dedicated biodiversity and nature recovery fund.

The money will be used to fund an educational noticeboard to help residents and visitors learn about wildflowers and two semi-mature trees to replace trees that have died.

A damson tree will be planted in the community damson orchard in the corner of Town View Field, and an oak will be planted to provide shade and scenic value in the park.

Cllr Julia Dunlop, Mayor of Kendal, said: “It’s fantastic to have such a committed and enthusiastic group of volunteers caring for this oasis in Kendal. Noble’s Rest is a joy to visit in any season, and the work carried out by the Friends of Noble’s Rest is invaluable.”

Kendal Town Council has also recently awarded biodiversity grants to the Kirkbie Green Residents Group and the Clean the River Kent Group.

Kendal Town Council’s commitment to Biodiversity has been further strengthened by its decision to adopt a Pesticides Policy which ensures the Town Council no longer use pesticides such as glyphosate weedkiller on the green spaces it manages.