Latest news - North East Lincolnshire Council and the Woodland Trust need your help
We are asking residents, community groups, clubs, schools and societies to come together to help us to plant trees to create 5 new woodlands in North East Lincolnshire to celebrate The Queen’s Historic Diamond Jubilee.
The first dates in Immingham were a treemendous success.
There will also be other opportunities to get involved in helping to create additional new woodlands scheduled for Grimsby and Cleethorpes, details to be announced shortly.
This event is open to all however, children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
We look forward to seeing you at an event(s).
A great day planting trees on Saturday 3rd November 2012 the start of the Jubilee woods over 60 people planting 2,500 trees in 1.5 hours - well done to all.
The sites are:-
Spring Street, Immingham
This is the first and biggest site with planting commencing in the Winter 2011. Within the woodland we will also be creating a cross country course through the trees.
Coomb Briggs, Immingham
Our next tree planting is at Coombe Briggs Immingham at 11.00am on Saturday 16th February 2013. Just turn up to help - hope to see you there.
Freshney Park, Grimsby
Freshney Park is one of the authority’s wildlife area and its sides onto two housing estates, Wybers Wood and The Willows. In 2007 the Willows estate suffered from flooding in the storms. In order to prevent this occurring again the Environment Agency is increasing the flood defence along the New Cut Drain. Within this work we will be creating 6.78 acres of wet woodland. This will consist of trees like alder and willow.
Westward Ho, Grimsby
This is another big site turning amenity grass into a woodland and joining onto the old allotment site, planting trees round the new health centre. The site will then blend into the blow well creating a wetland running in the area. Planting taking place in the winter 2012/2013.
Cleethorpes Country Park, Cleethorpes
This site is on Cleethorpes Country Park between the Golf Club and Buck Beck running down to Kings Road. Some of the trees will spill over onto the course blending the course with the park. Planting to take place in the winter 2012/2013.
- All these woodlands are for the community to enjoy and for the benefit of the community
We will be holding tree planting events all through the winter months of 2012/2013 and everybody is welcome to take part. We will also be approaching clubs, schools and groups so they can have their own tree planting event.
For me there is nothing more satisfying than being involved in planting a woodland then watching it develop.
Mike Sleight, Ecology Officer
News of the Jubilee Woodlands Project will be on these web pages and the local press.