Councillor Jim Clark, Chairman of NYCC officially opened the Nature Trail on his visit to Thornton-le-Dale on the 8th August 2019. He spent time walking around the village pond and observed all the work that the TLD Village Hub volunteers have put into developing this area. He watched an enthusiastic group of young people pond dipping. At the performance area he saw the inspirational WI display of flowers created from recycling materials and visited the sensory and flower planters in the village which were part of the Hub’s entry into the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. Councillor Clark was accompanied by Councillor Janet Sanderson, Councillor Chris Delaney and Ryan Chenery from NYMNPA, representatives of the Hub and of the Parish Council.