Planting scheme to increase trees in Winthorpe

Deputy Mayor of Skegness Coun George Saxon with deputy mayoress Julie Saxon with pupils of Seathorne Primary School planting trees in St Mary's Church cemetry, Winthorpe.
Deputy Mayor of Skegness Coun George Saxon with deputy mayoress Julie Saxon with pupils of Seathorne Primary School planting trees in St Mary's Church cemetry, Winthorpe.
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Over a hundred mixed native trees are to be planted in the hope of enhancing St Mary’s Cemetery in Winthorpe.

On Monday, a group of children from Seathorne Primary School and the Deputy Mayor George Saxon and Deputy Mayoress Julie Saxon, donned their boots and picked up spades ready to plant some of the new trees.

“I am really pleased that the council can work with the Woodland Trust and the community to improve our area,” said Deputy Mayor Coun George Saxon. “Seathorne Primary School and its pupils are showing a commitment to improving the local environment that will be of great benefit to both themselves and the town in the future.”

Skegness Town Council received a grant for the hundred plus trees - and some of them were planted during the special session on Monday afternoon.

“The children really enjoyed it, as did I,” added Coun Saxon. “They got stuck in, and I’d also like to thank Kevin who is the foreman at the cemetery. He was great with the planting.”

The trees are unbranched young tree seedlings of two-years-old and were supplied by the Woodland Trust who have been involved with planting over six million trees in the past year.

Steve Larner, Skegness Town Clerk said: “Trees play an important role in our environment.

“This was an opportunity for the town council and Seathorne Primary School to plant additional trees at the cemetery to improve the habitat, create additional shelter and to plant a legacy that will hopefully be here for years to come.”