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Higher Brook Meadow is an area of housing in Sidford, Devon and benefits from an amenity open green space and a playground. Whilst it consists of just 59 houses, the open space, playground, and area is used by nearby neighbourhoods and walkers who use the footpaths to access the adjoining areas.

The open space historically contained many trees and Devon hedgerows. Over the years these were lost or removed, with now just two oak trees remaining. A discussion took place between a small group of residents in late 2021 about how we could enhance the current space and contribute to improving the environment, increasing biodiversity and to enable more of the existing and future community to be able to access the space. After gaining support from East Devon District Council (EDDC), the group successfully bid for inclusion onto the Sidmouth Arboretum’s 2022 Queens Green Canopy scheme. On the 5th February 2022 the residents, Sidmouth Arboretum and EDDC representatives planted a number of trees and a hedgerow on the amenity open green space.

The aims of the Friends of HBM Green group, with the 2022 Queens Green Canopy scheme now complete, is to work with EDDC, and other organisations to initiate and support any future improvement work, and assist in maintaining the trees and hedgerow. Hopefully in the future, being able to seek funding opportunities to develop the old playground