The Parochial Charities have received a £4,610 grant to plant native trees on their land at More’s Meadow.
Awarded by South Cambs CC under its Zero Carbon Communities Scheme, the money will purchase 22 mature trees including field maple, hornbeam, hazel, hawthorne, beech, crab apple, oak, wild service and rowan.
Thanking South Cambs CC for their generosity, Parochial Charities trustee, Keith Sugden, said, “The Charity has a number of initiatives underway to enhance the village environment and combat climate change. Already, we have laid out new allotments, planted some 80 trees – including a community orchard – established a community garden and laid wheelchair accessible paths alongside our raised planting beds.”
The Charity’s land, approximately seven acres between Cambridge Rd and the railway, is open to all and there are three points of access: at the end of Bridge Close / More’s Meadow, at the end of The Hectare, and via the railway footbridge. The Hectare entrance is designed for wheelchair access.