Tree Planting at Haslemere
Get your boots on and help the environment this Sunday
The Friends of Haslemere, who are involved in the wildlife reserve situated behind Boston Road, W7, Cardiff Road, Clitherow Avenue and Haslemere Avenue, are hoping that the good weather keeps up for their tree planting day that takes place this Sunday (27/03) at 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
With around thirty trees to plant in the new orchard, the group are hoping that helpers will arrive to help plant them … and someone with a camera too to document the day!
For 15 years the local residents association (BMRA) lobbied the council to turn the area over to the community rather than to a property speculator. Neighbours became suspicious when it was rumoured that someone tried to purchase properties with access to the site with a view to knocking them down and then the inevitable, building on the plot.
In the early days the local pharmaceutical company GSK, whilst building their own headquarters on the A4, negotiated for their contractors to help clear some of the tarmac and to dig a pond which was a tremendous start for the group who formed in the same year 1999.
The group were pleased to hear this week that Jon Skoyles, the Ranger responsible for the Northfield Ward, is to continue working for Ealing Council after the recent cuts so should be in good spirit on the day.
In the words of the A Team “Its good when a plan comes together”
25 March 2011