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Community orchard launched in Stanton Hill

Posted onPosted on 2nd Dec

Thirty-five trees have been planted on Meden Bank in Stanton Hill by a local community group.

Andrew Jenkins, from the Friends of Stanton Hill, led the initiative to plant 35 saplings on Meden Bank as part of the group’s wider green plan.

The planting followed a first Community Orchard that was planted on Sutton Lawn in October. The orchards are part of Ashfield District Council’s Green Agenda that also includes planting bee and butterfly habitats, improving wildflower verges across the district and the installation of 20 electric car charging points.

Theresa Hodgkinson, director of place and communities at the council, said: “It is wonderful to see an empowered community group take the initiative to plant more trees in their open space. The council has committed to planting 1000 trees and this event has helped us to reach that aim. We welcome any other community groups that want to hold their own tree planting to get in touch with us.”