“As a member of our Labour led Council, I am proud to be part of the Climate Change Working Group which is formulating policies and procedures to address the negative impact of climate change on our environment." Cllr Therese Assouad
Labour Barrow Borough councillors, local council officers and community groups have been working hard over winter in anticipation of this years spring/summer.
As part of the councils Bee Friendly Barrow and Climate Change Working Group initiatives, Parkside Councillor Therese Assouad has secured up to 1000 new tree saplings for the borough.
Cllr Therese Assouad said:
“As a member of our Labour lead Council, I am proud to be part of the Climate Change Working Group which is formulating policies and procedures to address the negative impact of climate change on our environment.
“As a councillor for Parkside I am hoping to involve local community groups in finding ways that they can be involved in contributing to this work and working with the Woodland Trust’s new scheme to give free saplings to community seemed an ideal solution.
“Saplings were ordered in the early Autumn and now they have arrived ready for planting this week in the park to replace dead and diseased trees. We have several hundred to plant but this is just a beginning. Further saplings will be ordered shortly ready for planting late Summer.
“If any groups are interested in this scheme do get in touch with us. I hope to restart Friends of Barrow Park together with Councillor Iain Mooney, so that we can all work on a variety of projects to enhance our environment and provide opportunities to create climate friendly spaces.”
The first meeting and planting session is this Wednesday 11th March at Barrow Park, meeting at 9:40am Park gates next to Abbey Rd Baptist Church.