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The Town Council’s Green Spaces Working Group, together with HSS Sewa (Hindu Swayamesvak Sangh), successfully planted 20 fruit trees and 10 deciduous trees at the weekend at Hutton Close with the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Nigel Foot lending a helping hand too!

Sewa Day is a UK registered charity whose motto is to perform acts of kindness without the expectations of any rewards. They undertake projects in collaboration with local authorities like Councils and other charities. Earlier this year, the group raised funds for this event by holding a charity coffee morning at the Town Hall.

The trees are just the start of a planting scheme at Hutton Close, further to a public consultation held last year where residents were asked for their ideas for the open space.

Cllr Nigel Foot, Mayor of Newbury said, “It was a great day and so enjoyable to take part in this event with the local community. I would also like to thank John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Ltd who provided equipment and their time on the day and the HSS Sewa group for raising funds and choosing this as their latest project”.

The Mayor expressed his vision for a greener Newbury at the event and emphasised the importance of community involvement in achieving this goal, "The success of our town depends on the health of our environment. By planting trees and promoting green spaces, we are investing in a sustainable future for our community."

The event concluded with a pledge by HSS Sewa to donate and help to plant an additional 30 trees at Hutton Close in January, and 40 trees which will be planted at allotment sites in Newbury.



Cllr Nigel Foot, Mayor of Newbury nigel.foot@newbury.gov.uk 07979 790773

James Heasman – NTC Parks & Open Spaces Supervisor james.heasman@newbury.gov.uk 07775 434 475


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