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Buy Manning's Pit!

Mannings Pit - Our Future by Ty Redif.

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The Asset of Community Value Moratorium period came to an end on January 17th and we are now waiting to learn when the land will come up for auction. Meanwhile we are pressing on hard with our fund raising, as the above photo shows. A full record of our activities can be seen on our News Page.

About Manning's Pit

Manning's Pit is a magical piece of countryside on the edge of Pilton and Bradiford, two villages now part of Barnstaple. Otters, kingfishers, salmon and rare hazel dormice are all part of the wildlife found there by the river or in the trees.

It may be a small area but it is at the heart of the local community, loved by young and old alike. Generations of local people have walked through these fields, paddled in the river and done their courting there. They have expressed their love for Manning's Pit in hundreds of letters, poems, paintings and photographs, all of which can be seen on our website.

Our fund raising campaign started following the news that the land owners wanted to sell the fields. We - The Friends of Manning's Pit - came together with the Pilton Green Man CIO, charity no 1170742, to help buy Manning's Pit for the local community. We are looking to raise in excess of £250,000 to cover the cost of purchase and enhancements.

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Cheques should be made payable to "Buy Manning's Pit" and sent to: The Treasurer, c/o 7 Nursery End, Pilton, Barnstaple EX31 1RA

Gift Aid Form for BACS and cheque payments

BACS Payments

By bank transfer to:

Pilton Green Man CIO
CAF bank
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account No.: 00033100
Payment Ref: ManPit
Pilton Green Man CIO

Please note that all donations received are accepted on the basis that if we are unsuccessful over the purchase of Manning’s Pit we shall refund donations of £50 or more. Any money not refunded shall be applied for charitable purposes in Pilton and its environs.

For any questions, please consult our detailed Manning's Pit FAQ,
or contact us at enquiries@manningspit.com

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We wish to thank North Devon District Council and Barnstaple Town Council for their support.