*Photos of our Councillors and the new trees can be found beneath this article*
Several of our Councillors have been out in their communities supporting the planting of trees since the beginning of the winter tree planting season.
Trees have been planted at Vinall Park in Twydall, the Vines in Rochester, and at other locations across Medway.
Cllr Simon Curry, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group Spokesperson for Regeneration, Culture and the Environment said:
“The planting of trees gives a huge boost to the biodiversity of our greenspaces and the quality of the air we breathe in Medway.
“Our support for planting trees forms a key part of our mission to put the climate emergency at the heart of everything we do. The Medway Labour and Co-operative Group will continue to support local community groups in the planting of new trees for our area.”
Cllr Teresa Murray, Deputy Leader of the Medway Labour and Co-operative Group said:
“I was pleased to personally see the planting of more trees in the Rochester Vines at the weekend. I represent a very urban ward, so the upkeep and management of the greenspaces we can access is a priority.
“The Vines are a fantastic part of Rochester that really add value to our community, and I know that I wouldn’t be alone in feeling that Medway as a whole could benefit from having more local greenspaces in the form of pocket parks.”
Cllr Hazel Browne, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group member for Twydall added:
“For Twydall residents young and old, our local parks provide us all with a place for leisure and relaxation.
“Therefore, as part of the Labour team of Councillors representing Twydall, we were delighted to join people from our local community in supporting the planting of two trees in Vinall Park. We know that community led actions like tree planting have a big impact across Twydall.”
More information about the benefits of planting trees can be found here – https://www.ovoenergy.com/blog/green/8-benefits-of-planting-trees#:~:text=Top%208%20benefits%20of%20planting%20trees%20and%2C%20why,5%205.%20Trees%20help%20sustain%20wildlife.%20More%20items