Villagers in the village of Etton in the East Riding of Yorkshire are set to get an improved new look to their historic village pond thanks to a £11892 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

The money will be used to remove problem trees; dredge the pond; plant new trees; provide bird and wildlife boxes, and generally improve the quality of the environment at the pond in the centre of the village.

John Holmes, Chair of Etton Parish Council believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area. 

He says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Etton village and Parish. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to our village pond taking shape during 2022. 

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation Grant Manager, says: “It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefitting the whole community across Etton and surrounding villages.”

John Holmes hopes the work on the pond will all be completed by the end of September 2022. The work to remove problem trees will begin in May 2022, followed by light dredging of the pond bed during the summer.  New trees and aquatic marginal plants will be introduced as Autumn approaches, along with encouragements for wildlife and repairs to the pond fencing.  The expectation is that after these improvements the pond will retain water better and be improved both visually and for wildlife by the Autumn of 2022. 

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For further press information please contact Alan Bravey, Clerk to Etton Parish Council via

Notes to editors: 

  • Etton Parish Council serves the Parish of Etton in the East Riding of Yorkshire which includes the villages of Etton, Gardham and Kiplingcoates. As the first tier of local government, Parish Councils provide communities such as Etton with a democratic voice and a structure for taking community action. To find out about the work of Etton Parish Council visit the website at visit
  • FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, FCC Communities Foundation has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information please visit 
  • FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. FCC Environment donates the landfill tax credits that are generated by its operations to FCC Communities Foundation, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites. 
  • The Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund – any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). The SLCF is regulated by SEPA on behalf of Revenue Scotland and projects are delivered by Approved Bodies (ABs).