Eco People In Croft and Hurworth
EPICH Started life as Friends of the Community - Hurworth. This name prompted more questions than it answered so in 2013 the Group decided to turn to Hurworth and Croft Primary schools for inspiration, and they came up with the acronym EPICH, “Eco People In Croft & Hurworth", reflecting EPICH's purpose to improve biodiversity around the village, and this website gives an overview of its work.
EPICH was wound down in August 2022, but community assets created by it, and Friends of the Community before it - the Community Heritage Orchard, bird feeding station, bug hotel at Hurworth Grange, and the apiary - will continue to be maintained by Hurworth Village Bees group, suported by volunteers - the Friends of Hurworth Village Bees. They will also continue EPICH's interest in improving the biodiversity of un-owned land and forgotten corners of the village. If you would like to be involved in any of these kinds of activities, or suggest others of your own, please email Hurworth Village Bees
Other useful sites:
National Nestbox Week