Planting for the future

Skelton Villages Environmental Improvement Group (SVEIG) has teamed up with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Skelton Neighbourhood Team and Skelton Primary School to improve Layland Beck Community Park. The group successfully applied to BTCV for 50 free native trees and we witnessed them being planted at the park on Wednesday 16th March with the help of Year 2 and Year 3 pupils from Skelton Primary School assisted by the Skelton Neighbourhood Officer and Countryside Wardens along with their  apprentices. This is an excellent way to get people involved in the Community Park and the children can watch their trees grow over the years. They will increase the woodland element of the park, providing a valuable wildlife habitat as well as improving the park for people. Before the children planted the trees, Jo Fearey, Neighbourhood Officer for Skelton explained to them how to identify each tree. Eileen Goodenough of SVEIG told Coastal View: “As you will have seen, there was enormous enthusiasm from the children, their understanding of what they were doing was helped, and they are the future custodians of Layland – so it will be in good hands.”

above Eileen Goodenough (SVEIG), Teacher Tracey Cutts and Neighbourhood officer Jo Fearey with the children of Skelton Primary School

above Eileen Goodenough (SVEIG), Teacher Tracey Cutts and Neighbourhood officer Jo Fearey with the children of Skelton Primary School

planting future

planting future

planting future

planting future

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