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Daily exercise made easier

Published on Friday, 15th May 2020

Making a Difference grant helps improve riverside walk

Taking daily exercise was made easier for residents of a Hambleton village when a riverside path was improved with the help of district council cash.

Hutton Rudby Parish Council received £3644 from Hambleton District Council’s Making a Difference Grant scheme to repair parts of the footpath which had become extremely treacherous in bad weather.

The path, which runs along the River Leven, can now be used at all times of the year, with access easier for everyone.

Councillor Mrs Bridget Fortune who supported the application and lives in the village said:

“The footpath is well used by residents and visitors but had fallen into disrepair in many spots.    We managed to get it upgraded before the coronavirus pandemic set in so it has already been well used by people taking their daily exercise.”


  • Cash for the Making a Difference scheme comes from ongoing cost savings that councillors are reinvesting into the local community. Each scheme must meet one of the council’s key priorities – driving economic vitality, enhancing health and wellbeing, caring for the environment and providing a special place to live. And each must show that there is community involvement and represents value for money.