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Chance to help protect environment of town

A tree-mendous chance has arisen to help to keep Bognor Regis looking green.

 

The town’s in Bloom working group is looking to appoint a voluntary tree warden to play an active role in conserving trees in the community.

 

A spokeswoman said: “The types of activities included in the role could be:

 

*Surveying trees and gathering information about them

 

*Liaising with the local community

 

*Protecting trees and woods

 

*Organising activities, such as planting and caring for new trees

 

“In 2017, Bognor Regis in Bloom signed the Tree Charter, pledging to look after and protect our local trees where possible. A tree warden would help the working group fulfil this promise.”

 

Trees play an essential role in the natural environment. They improve air quality and they provide shelter and screening, as well as having an amenity value.

 

Applicants do not have to be tree experts but they do need to be enthusiastic about them and have a little spare time to give to the role.

 

“Training and support will be given by West Sussex County Council and the chosen volunteer will be offered an initial trial period,” said the spokeswoman.

 

Anyone who is interested in applying for the role, or to find out more information, should contact the Bognor Regis in Bloom committee clerk, Rebecca Vervecken, by email: rebeccavervecken@bognorregis.gov.uk or phone 01243 867744.

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