Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 18°C

Search

Poll: Residents asked to sponsor a tree and watch fruits of their labours grow

09:11 29 January 2013

Sunday

Sunday

(c) copyright citizenside.com

PEOPLE are being urged to embrace the town’s trees to help raise their spirits.

Ipswich Borough Council has an on-going planting policy in the hopes of increasing the number of trees in the town.

The Forestry Commission recently claimed living next to trees makes people happier, and the borough council’s tree expert Andy Whalley echoed the new research.

He said: “Our town is blessed by beautiful parks and open spaces with some magnificent trees and we have an on-going planting policy to increase our tree cover.

“We also run a successful tree sponsorship scheme, so residents can get in touch and, who knows, it might lift their spirits next year and in the future when they see the fruits of their labours.”

To find out about the tree sponsorship scheme you can contact Steve Leech on 01473 433534.

4 comments

  • Great idea. Hope that all these measures mean a reduction in council tax......some chance of that happening. More curious about the Star's choice of caption for the photo. I never knew what "Sunday" looked like until now ;) Is that a new place in town?

    Report this comment

    Steve Blake

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Am i reading this right, sponsor a tree. Ipswich Borough Council should have bigger things to worry about. The state of our Town Centre should be their main concern. Messy streets,lack of Big Name shops are two things i can think of. Dear oh dear we pay council tax to these people.

    Report this comment

    Mr Sensible

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • So if I were to sponser a tree, what would happen if a branch fell and injured somebody, would I be responsible for their compo???? Seriously though how much more of the councils 'work' do they expect us Joe Public to do.?

    Report this comment

    a friend

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • It's a very good idea. I am not sure many people will call the number though, could some web pages not be set up with more information?

    Report this comment

    IpswichMan

    Monday, January 28, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Stock pic

A multi-car crash at the busy Yarmouth Road/London Road junction caused severe delays in Ipswich today (August 26).

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Honey Rose arriving at Ipswich Crown Court during her trial

An eye expert who missed serious abnormalities in the eyes of an “active and football loving” Ipswich schoolboy who later died has walked free from court after being given a suspended prison sentence.

Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office. Photo: Robert Thom

In the final part of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer explains why he enjoys being the town’s representative in parliament.

Terminally ill Skye Biggs, pictured with her mother Lana Heath and brother together with Felixstowe Mayor and consort Jan and Jon Garfield and Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service and Felixstowe Rugby club, who teamed up to do a charity boat pull at The Prom, Felixstowe  to help raise cash to send Skye and her family to Peppa Pig World. 
Picture: Stephen Waller 
www.stephenwaller.com

Family of a five-year-old terminally-ill little girl had a simple message for the public today – thank you for making her dream come true!

Clacton Air Show 2016 final day

Day two of the Clacton Airshow provided perfect conditions for flying off the beach – and allowed more than 100,000 visitors to watch the full display.

Police stock image

Three men have been arrested as part of proactive work to tackle the supply of drugs in the Leiston area.

Arrests made

Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Ipswich in the early hours of this morning.

Overhead view of the proposed Hill Gallop

A major investment in Newmarket horseracing has been unveiled as a five-year project gets closer to the finishing post.

Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp at the top of the Transfagarasan highway in Transylvania.

Two Suffolk adventurers who are walking to Nepal in tribute to a young mother-of-two who died from a brain tumour are currently making their way through Romania.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24