Highcliffe Digs In

The Highcliffe Tenants & Leaseholder Association has been involved with numerous environmental improvements on their estate and their latest project has seen the planting of a shelter belt of trees at the King George V Playing Fields. 

Janet Berry, Association Secretary explains, "We have been working with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers to create this planting which included oak, rowan, field maple, bird cherry and silver birch, and youngsters from All Saints Primary School came along to lend a hand to help us with the planting of 25 trees."

"Apart from making our neighbourhood a more pleasant place to live, it was a great opportunity to work together on a project which in its own small way will help to combat global warming.  We hope that the children will enjoy seeing the trees grow and one day will be able to sit in their shade when they bring their own children to play here," said Janet.

The trees were supplied by Winchester City Council's Environment team who obtained them by working with the Project Integra waste partnership and the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro). Under this imaginative scheme by recycling aluminium cans, one tree is donated by Alupro in return for every tonne of aluminium cans collected and over 120 trees were obtained in this way and planted on the recreation ground.