Volunteers plant 1,300 new trees at Hills and Hollows

More than 60 turned out to plant trees at the Hills and Hollows in Grantham, which has just been bought by Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council.

More than 60 turned out to plant trees at the Hills and Hollows in Grantham, which has just been bought by Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council.

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MORE than 1,000 extra trees are now growing at the Hills and Hollows in Grantham after volunteers turned up in force for a planting session.

The event was organised by Pete Armstrong, who is clerk of the Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council, which recently bought the land.

He said: “We were overjoyed with the number of people that turned up to help. It was brilliant.

“It just shows how much people in the town think of the area and it makes it all worthwhile for the parish council to have taken the steps they took.”

Over 60 volunteers from the town and surrounding villages, including members of the Army Cadet Force, worked for around two hours to plant the 1,300 trees and hedges, which include 10 different varieties.

Pete said: “Everybody was so full of help and wanted to be involved.

“A lot of them were people that use the land, which is good.

“Thanks to everybody that helped and The Woodland Trust for supplying the trees and guards at a greatly reduced price.”

Next the parish council hope to put up fencing to stop motorcycles getting on to the land but first the councillors are waiting to find out if a grant for £9,000 is approved.

The grant application, which was submitted to WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited) last month, will be decided upon in March.

To find out more or get involved with the project e-mail Pete on Londonthorpeharrowby@ntlworld.com