Community group plant foundations of a greener Stanton Hill

Friday 22 November 2019 Community group plant foundations of a greener Stanton Hill


35 trees were planted over the weekend on Meden Bank in Stanton Hill by a local community group.

Andrew Jenkins, part of 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 group are planning on working, in line with Government Policy, on action to reduce Green-House Gas emissions through various methods including tree planting.

Over a dozen members of the community group turned up on Saturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November to plant the trees provided by Ashfield District Council, alongside Council Environment Officers.

This community led tree planting follows the first Community Orchard that was planted on Sutton Lawn in October. The Community Orchards are part of the Councils 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 Ashfield District 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.”