Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 30 May 2021
MORE THAN 400 new trees have recently been planted in a park in Barwell.
The trees were planted in Barwell Park by the Barwell and Earl Shilton Lions, Cllrs. Michael Gould and Pete Stead-Davis, and supporter Andre Wheeler.
They were supplied for free by the Woodland Trust and have been added to the BBC’s Countryfile ‘Plant Briton’ map.
According to the Parish Council, this now means that ‘well over’ 700 trees have been planted inside the park over the last three years.
Cllr. Michael Gould, who represents the St. Mary’s Ward, said that villagers have sent many positive and supportive messages about Barwell Park in recent months.
He explained: “We have received many positive and supportive comments from users of the Park.
“In recent months we have all valued our outdoor spaces more than ever.
“We therefore wanted to use this occasion to remind ourselves about the importance of trees in supporting wildlife, improving our health, and reducing our carbon footprint.”
Cllr. Gould revealed that the Council’s climate change team are working with the Woodland Trust and Forestry Commission to facilitate a number of schemes to encourage large and small scale planting on Council land.
He thanked the green-fingered volunteers who came along to lend a helping hand, adding: “I would like to personally thank everyone who came along to help with this project.”