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Councillors Paul Galley and Tony Williams used some of their ward budget to plant trees in Anchorsholme

Councillors Paul Galley and Tony Williams used some of their ward budget to plant trees in Anchorsholme

Environmentally friendly councillors have praised Blackpool Council for taking a leaf out of their book.

Anchorsholme ward councillors Tony Williams and Paul Galley have planted more than 100 trees along streets and in parks in their neighbourhood.

And the council has also been busy planting across the resort, from North Shore to South Shore and around Stanley Park.

Coun Galley said: “It’s great to see the council’s tree planting campaign.

“We were the first to start this when Coun Wiliams first took up office, in 2007, and we have carried on making Anchorsholme a cleaner, greaner place to live, adding more trees every year.”

The area will soon be awash with colour, as many of those trees planted are blossoms.

The pair now have plans to continue planting along Anchorsholme Lane, making it a tree-lined avenue, and add some greenery to the parade of shops at East Pines Drive.

Coun Williams added: “We have a long-term plan which includes more trees, rockeries and plants etc.

“Not only do they make the neighbourhood look more attractive, they also clean the air, making it a healthier place to live.”

 

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