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Greening Wymondham:

Giving… and Taking Away

Jay Andrews Published: 01 November 2023

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Children at Browick Road School

First, the giving bit! For the third year running, with great delight, Greening Wymondham have handed out small trees to pupils in their last year at primary school.

Nearly two hundred plants were presented at Ashleigh, Robert Kett and Browick Road primary school, including whitebeam, juniper, blackthorn, dogrose and hazel.

Mary Howard of Greening Wymondham, who launched the programme, told children about the importance, splendour and beauty of trees – and it was clear the pupils already knew a lot about the vital role that plants play in the world.

“I was really thrilled at Ashleigh school to be presented with a picture of a dog rose we presented back in 2021,” says Mary, “and it was clearly doing very well!”

Indeed, Greening Wymondham would love to have more information on the six hundred or more trees that have so far gone out in Wymondham – so if you know of one, tell us about it and email a photo to greeningwymondham@gmail.com.

You may also have glimpsed figures in fluorescent vests picking up rubbish from Wymondham paths, streets and parks in October. That’s the taking away bit, organised with Wymondham in Bloom. It’ll happen again in November – check details of what we’re up to on social media and our website greeningwymondham.org.uk.

This time over 25 large bags of rubbish were collected by the dozens of people who turned up. Drink cans, bottles and food containers were once again the main offenders – and hedges bore the brunt of the rubbish. Often with a council bin just yards away.

October also saw the start of work on Ketts Park Wood – and if you want to learn more about wood and path maintenance, the volunteer dates are in the what’s on listings and on our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@GreeningWyndham). Or www.greeningwymondham.org; email greeningwymondham@gmail.com.

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