North Yell Development Council (NYDC) has appointed a new development manager to help bring benefits to the local community from profits generated by the Garth wind farm in North Yell. Sarah Kersey, who has a background in community development in the charity and not for profit sector for the last past 20 years, started work during November. North Yell development worker Sarah Kersey. Her post is being funded via income generated by the community-owned 4.5MW Garth wind farm, which was commissioned in 2017. Formed 40 years ago NYDC was established to strengthen the community, enhance the local tradition of pulling together to get things done with a focus on making north Yell a better place to live, work and visit. From the outset the group identified the importance of enterprise, initiative and self-help as the crucial features behind community development.
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