R4U calls on Uttlesford communities to ask UDC for free hedge and tree donations as another 1,500 planted

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is calling on Uttlesford residents to ask its administration at UDC, through their parish and town councils, to apply for grants to plant trees and hedges.

Louise Pepper (R4U) Louise Pepper (R4U)

R4U’s Louise Pepper, UDC Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said “We are delighted that another 1,500 hedging shrubs have been planted in Uttlesford. These help offset carbon emissions and provide vital new habitat. This second planting at Lime Avenue is in support of Saffron Walden Town Council as they take over their new sports fields from the developer. The work has just been undertaken by the Town Council team and was paid for by a £2,500 tree-planting grant from UDC.”

Cllr Pepper continued “I urge my fellow Uttlesford residents to get together with their parish or town councils to bring me new planting proposals for anywhere in our district as UDC can provide grants to cover the costs of the plants. These could be for next season’s planting on village greens, sports fields, or even around often barren new housing estates. I’d especially like to see primary schools contact me as planting new hedges around school fields are an excellent way for children to get involved in safeguarding their environment. I can be contacted at UDC via cllrpepper@uttlesford.gov.uk.”

UDC has supplied 1,500 hedging plants for the boundary of the new sports field at Lime Avenue in Saffron Walden

The Saffron Walden Town Council team planted the hedges, which when grown will provide new habitat, visual and sound screening

About Residents for Uttlesford