Winter Gardens plant trees in Stanley Park to help planet

Hayley and Scott with Blackpool Council staff planting a tree in Stanley Park on behalf of Winter Gardens
Hayley and Scott with Blackpool Council staff planting a tree in Stanley Park on behalf of Winter Gardens

Eco-minded entertainment chiefs are doing their bit for the planet by making Blackpool greener.

The Winter Gardens may donate up to 20 trees each year to try to offset the venue’s carbon footprint.

The venue prints posters, brochures and leaflets as part of its annual promotional campaigns. Radio Wave’s breakfast team Scott Gallagher and Hayley Kay helped plant the first tree in Stanley Park as part of the initiative.

The Victorian-era venue is in the midst of a green revolution which now includes the recycling of advertising banners to reusable shopping bags and a phased withdrawal of one use plastics.

The trees will be planted by the council’s community and environmental department.

Michael Williams, Managing Director of the Winter Gardens Blackpool, said: “Although consumer habits continue to evolve traditional printed media remains an integral part of ensuring the venue and its events are a success, while ordered responsibly to minimise waste, the new scheme allows us to offset its use and make a positive impact to both the community and environment.

“A lot of work has gone into a number of schemes from education to community and environment to give new vigour in ensuring the Winter Gardens remains at the forefront of the community

ensuring every opportunity is granted to as many individuals as possible to achieve, experience and succeed because of our business.”