A team from grounds maintenance specialist and Royal Warrant holder Burleys in Sussex will be joining volunteers in Newhaven to plant 420 trees to mark National Tree Week later this month.
And they are calling on other residents to join in the fun, which will not only make the area look beautiful but will also provide vital habitat for the local wildlife.
The event takes place at Riverside Park, Robinson Road, Newhaven on Sunday November 24 between 10am and 4pm. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Lewes Road Hut, where refreshments (and toilets) are available.
The event is being organised by Friends of Riverside Park and Valley Ponds, with input not only from Burleys, which looks after many of the green spaces around the Lewes and Newhaven area, but also numerous volunteer groups.
Burleys community liaison officer Karen Rigby-Faux explained: “This is a brilliant example of collaboration between Newhaven Town Council, East Sussex County Council, Lewes District Council, Burleys, Greenhavens Network, Newhaven Tree Wardens, South Downs National Park and of course the innovative leaders of this project, Friends of Riverside Park and Valley Ponds.”
The Greenhavens Network consists of 92 community green space groups passionate about looking after the environment. It was set up to protect and enhance green spaces along the South coast, between Telscombe and Seaford. Karen Rigby-Faux and Burleys played a vital role in ensuring that the embryonic group of interested parties with virtually no funding got off the ground.