Local pupils plant trees in environment group scheme

BEG trees SUS-170103-090848001
BEG trees SUS-170103-090848001

Following recent successful beach cleans and talks Bexhill environmental Group has turned its hand to tree planting.

The group obtained 150 trees from a scheme called idigtrees funded by Ovo energy, the electricity supplier.

Trees have been offered to schools and other open areas where they can be looked after and thrive.

Peter Winchester, from Bexhill Environmental Group said: “There has been an excellent response and we were helped by pupils at St Peters and St Pauls School in planting trees in the grounds of the school. “Further trees have been supplied to Chartres, St Mary Magdalene’s and Little Common. Glenleigh Park Academy will also be received nearly 50 and will be creating a new tree area.

“The Hanoverian cemetery and Highwood golf course have also joined in and will be planting trees and shrubs in their grounds.

“One of the aims of the group is to encourage younger people to consider the environment around them and by supplying trees to schools we hope it will help develop an interest in environmental issue and encourage families to plant trees and shrubs.

“The project by OVO energy aims to plant 250,000 trees nationwide and we hope to be part of the project next year and supply further trees around the town.”

Bexhill Environmental Group is an independent environmental action group run entirely by volunteers who are working to protect and improve the Bexhill environment and promote a sustainable green future. They carry out regular beach cleans.

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