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The Town Council’s Green Spaces Working Group, together with HSS Sewa (Hindu Swayamesvak Sangh), successfully planted 38 trees last weekend at Hutton Close, which included a mixture of oak, goat willow, cherry, hornbeam and lime trees.

30 of the trees planted were kindly sponsored by Greenham Trust, 3 ash trees were donated by members of the public and 5 of the hornbeam and limes sponsored directly by HSS Sewa.

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. 

The trees are part 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 Ian Jee, Chair of the Green Spaces Working Group said, “It is great to see more trees being planted in the town.  I would also like to thank everyone who got involved on the day, and in particular to Greenham Trust for their kind donation of trees and the HSS Sewa group for raising funds and choosing this as one of their projects”.

Rob Daniels, Head of Grants at Greenham Trust said, “We were delighted to provide Sewa Day and Newbury Town Council with these trees from our 25th Anniversary Planting Project. It was great to see the community working together in partnership which will improve the local area for many years to come.”

The event concludes the first joint venture between the Town Council and HSS Sewa, after previous planting at Hutton Close in the Autumn of last year and the planting of 30 fruit trees at the Parsons allotment site and a further 10 fruit trees at Dairy Farm allotment site.

Cllr Ian Jee, Chair NTC Green Spaces Working Group  ian.jee@newbury.gov.uk  

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

Volunteers Helping To Plant The Tress At Hutton Close