The need to plant trees as one element of tackling the challenges of climate change has been well documented in the press over the last few months. Here in Hassocks we have had a specific initiative in place to plant more trees since 2009.
Since 2009, Hassocks Parish Council has funded the planting of 345 trees in the verges of the residential streets of Hassocks. This has also been generously supported by donations from a number of other organisations including the Hassocks Community Organisation, donations from residents via the collection tins around the village and personal donations from individuals. 2009 was the year when a small group of people decided to take forward the replacement of old trees and the introduction of new planting which was envisaged in the Parish Council’s ‘village design statement’ document of that time. The group called itself ‘Trees for Hassocks’ and aims to do what it says on the tin! We do the following things:
We also try to keep people informed of the planting work through the Talkabout and now on the Hassocks Uncovered Facebook page.
If you would like to make a donation to the Tree Fund please kindly contact the Parish Council. If you would like a tree planted in a verge outside your property then please contact Steve Richards on 01273 844757.
Thank you for your ongoing support in replacing and increasing our wonderful street trees here in Hassocks.
Penny Rome 01273 844100
Steve Richards 01273 844757
Grounds and Environment Committee