Joint Hedgerow Planting: Project Complete

Concern: Lack of biodiversity

Response: Western Road and Southover worked together on hedge planting scheme and habitat monitoring project.

Support: Wildflower Lewes, Lewes Urban Arboretum, Biologist Steve Savage, Clarion Futures finance. Young people who lead this project were Joseph, Ethan, Rupert, Delilah, Maisun and Maha.

A variety of native  hedging plants, including dog rose, guelder rose, field maple, beech, hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn and wayfaring tree, were planted over four days in January and February. BBC Radio Sussex broadcast a live interview and The Mayor of Lewes offered his support and congratulated Ethan and Heath (pictured) who were prime movers of the project.  Said Ethan.’ “I am so happy that we have planted these amazing trees on Western Road and Southover’s school field to help the environment. It will not just benefit us it shall improve our planet to, it does that by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. I am also pleased that everybody enjoyed it.’