Whittington Parish Council have teamed up with The Oswestry Borderland Rotary Club to plant some trees and a new hedge row in Whittington. The tree whips and hedging mix, obtained through the Woodland Trust, will be planted on the land the Parish Council owns, to the side of the Play Area in Fitzgwarine Drive and will be registered with the Queen’s Green Canopy once planted.

Planting will take place on Friday 3rd December, by Justin Soper from the Rotary Club, assisted by pupils from Oswestry School and members of the Parish Council.

Justin commented: “The Plan is to plant a good mixed native wildlife hedge boundary on the site next to the Play Area and included within this will be 3 or 4 trees. Varieties will include Rowan, Hawthorn, Silver Birch, Hazel, Dogwood and Wild Cherry. The Rotary Club were looking for community sites to plant so were really pleased when Whittington Parish Council came forward with the suggestion on planting on their area of land adjacent to the Play Area”.

Frank Davis, Chairman of the Parish Council added: “The Parish Council are really pleased to be part of this initiative and to be doing our little bit to help reduce carbon. We are very grateful to the Borderland Rotary Club for responding to our plans to carry out some planting, which were initiated following a routine tree inspection. The inspector identified the site as ideal for further planting and the Parish Council were keen to follow this up”.

The trees will be planted around the boundary, amongst existing trees and the hedging mix will be used to fill in gaps within the existing hedge.