A tree-mendous idea to lift a community

Coun Paul Galley and Coun Tony Williams with trees planted in Anchorsholme.
Coun Paul Galley and Coun Tony Williams with trees planted in Anchorsholme.
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COUNCILLORS Paul Galley and Tony Williams are keeping a green promise to the residents of Anchorsholme by continuing to plant more trees and develop the neighbourhood’s green spots.

The trees being planted are a mixture of blossoms and ash. More robust and older trees are being planted with extra protective surroundings.

Coun Galley said: “We have already unveiled the new green welcome area at the top of Luton Road and are continuing to plant more trees in our quest to improve the whole of Anchorsholme.

“Work has started in Anchorsholme Park, where we are returning this Marine Park back to its former glory with some original flower and shrub planting.

“We also want to highlight the park’s unique position to the coast by enhancing its marine connections.”

It is intended that some paving flags can be removed to introduce trees in Anchorsholme, with the hope of making it one of Blackpool’s leafier suburbs.

Coun Williams said: “I started the tree initiative more than two years ago and so far we have planted more than 150 trees in the area. Trees are an important part of our lives, they have been proved to deliver tranquillity and well being in neighbourhoods as well as improvements to the quality of air. Property prices in tree-lined neighbourhoods are always higher and crime levels lower.

“We will continue to plant trees and start to introduce them to areas that have never enjoyed a green street environment.”

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