I have been in contact with Richard Hutchinson, Chair of Chetwynd: The Toton & Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum; Cllr Lydia Ball BEM, Awsworth, Cossall and Trowell, and Cllr Richard MacRae, Chairman of Stapleford Community Group.
I am encouraging all local groups and individuals to get involved across Broxtowe and to apply for a share of a £10 million pot to increase tree numbers in urban areas.
This is because the Forestry Commission has opened the second round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund. Applications for single planting projects of between 150 and 5,000 small trees are invited and the grants will fund the planting of trees and the first three years of their care to ensure they can flourish into the future.
The project aims to support the planting of more than 130,000 trees across England’s towns and cities and to have every new street lined with trees. I wish to make Broxtowe one of the cleanest, greenest and safest places to live in Nottinghamshire or indeed the country. Please keep yourself, your family and our Broxtowe community safe.
For further details of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund and how to apply please following the link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-tree-challenge-fund