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Parish hails tree planting.

RESIDENTS and visitors to Bunbury will now be able to enjoy a new public area off Tweddle Close, which has been generously planted by a house builder as a legacy gift to the community.

The land has been acquired by Bunbury Parish Council as a new provision of public space for the village and neighbouring house builder Duchy Homes was delighted to offer a large donation of trees to enhance the public amenity next to its development, The Grange.

Twenty-two trees were donated by Duchy Homes and planted by its landscape team, with a wide variety of species including English oak, silver birch, cherry, alder, hazel and hawthorn - all of which were thoughtfully selected as being durable, native species according to the advice of The Woodland Trust, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Eden Project.

Chairman of Bunbury Parish Council Ron Pulford took an active part in the planning process, taking time to discuss the optimal positioning of the trees and being present during the planting.

Of the newly-rooted green space, Ron said: "The parish council recently purchased this land from a housing association, for the princely sum of PS1. "It was an opportunity to preserve the land as a public green space for the benefit of Bunbury residents.

"We had already decided to plant trees on the land and when Duchy offered to assist with this we were delighted.

"At its April meeting the council decided to call the land Tweddle Grove, retaining its association with the adjacent Tweddle Close, which was named after Beth Tweddle, Bunbury's own multiaward-winning Olympic gymnast."

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Publication:Chester Chronicle (Chester, England)
Date:May 9, 2019
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