Total raised so far

While we wait for further news about the sale of Manning’s Pit, our total raised continues going up. We have now raised £60,502.


Manning’s Pit has never looked more beautiful, and during this time of lock down, many more people are discovering how important it is to have  such a beautiful green space close to our town.

Auction online and phone only

Go to our News Page to see what has been happening in the last couple of weeks.

Two important pieces of news:

Nationwide firm of Developers building in fields adjacent to Mamning’s Pit (“Land to the East of Windsor Road, according to auctioneers”)  give donation to help us Buy Manning’s Pit.

North Devon MP writes to auctioneers, asking whether they can legitimately advertise Manning’s Pit as having planning potential.

Manning’s Pit for sale by Auction on March 26th.

The news and full details are on our website

We now have three weeks to go, and a lot of money to raise.

The details in the Auction catalogue suggest that Manning’s Pit – or Land to the East of Windsor Road as they call it – might have potential for future development, because of the fact that there is building going on in an adjacent field.

Barratt David Wilson Homes are the developers building there – and they have made a donation to our fund raising appeal to help buy Manning’s Pit for the community.

Read this article by Tony Gussin from the North Devon Gazetter for more information.