100 tree chal­lenge starts on Feast Day

Chal­font St Peter sets tar­get to tackle pol­lu­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

YOUNG­STERS are be­ing asked to sup­port a new en­vi­ron­men­tal scheme which launches on the same day as Feast Day.

Chal­font St Peter Parish Coun­cil is be­hind an ini­tia­tive which aims to plant 100 new trees through­out the vil­lage.

Pupils at lo­cal schools have been asked to take part in a drawing com­pe­ti­tion with the win­ner’s de­sign cho­sen as im­agery for the cam­paign.

Both the scheme and the win­ner will be an­nounced at the event on June 27, where a short video will also be on show in the parish coun­cil’s mar­quee.

Feast Day or­gan­iser and one of the lead­ers of the project Mike Day said: “We’re run­ning out of space in the Gar­den of Rest for me­mo­rial trees and with fu­ture de­vel­op­ments, roads like the A413 are po­ten­tially go­ing to get more traf­fic and trees are the first form of de­fence.

“It’s good news and they look nice. We’ve set our­selves a tar­get of plant­ing 100 trees in the next five years.”

The drawing com­pe­ti­tion will have four age cat­e­gories – five to seven, eight to 11, 12 to 14 and 14 to 18.

Win­ners of each age cat­e­gory will re­ceive a £25 gift voucher, and then an over­all win­ner will be cho­sen from those and will re­ceive £100.

En­try forms for the com­pe­ti­tion, which closes on June 12, are also avail­able from the parish coun­cil of­fices and Bud­gens in the High Street.

Ac­cord­ing to Mr Day it costs £250 to plant a new tree, but all dona­tions, spon­sor­ships and lega­cies will be recorded in a spe­cial book which will be on dis­play at the coun­cil of­fices in Gravel Hill.

He added all dona­tions of £250 or more will be recorded as hav­ing pro­vided a tree or trees for the vil­lage.

Mr Day said: “I think it works on a num­ber of lev­els and it’s an­other op­por­tu­nity for this com­mu­nity to come to­gether for the com­mon good, be­cause it’s a great com­mu­nity we have in Chal­font St Peter.”

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