A community project which works with Mid Devon District Council has been working closely with has won a Lottery grant.
Copplestone Recreation Ground won through to the final of the People’s Million grant programme this week and was matched against the Woodend Project in Torquay for a grant of £50,000 in a phone vote.
It was announced that Copplestone had won the grant and can now go ahead with developing a recreation ground for the village.
Copplestone has increased in size by 50 per cent over the last decade, but doesn’t have a recreation field or a village hall.
“Thanks to everyone who voted for us,” said spokesman Ken Warren. “It’s down to the tremendous help and support we’ve received that we’ve won the £50,000. This will make an enormous difference to the village.”