Last week I was delighted to join many of our residents, including lots of young ones, to start our Wild About Trees project. We planted hundreds of trees at the Birchill Lane allotments and the Weylands open space. People really seem to be getting behind the project and appreciate the aims of improving our environment both visually and ecologically. As a child I helped my father, a woodland manager, plant trees all around this area and I can look now on trees that have taken 50 years to mature. I hope many of our children who planted trees last week will have the same experience in the years to come.
Whilst we’re talking about our environment, next Tuesday (3rd March) Mendip District Council will be hosting an event at Frome Town Hall to discuss what steps we can take to tackle the climate emergency. You can drop-in any time between 6pm and 9pm so come along and see what a difference you can make www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/climate-emergency
Another drop-in event will be held this Saturday (29th February) at Frome Library. Between 1pm and 3pm, Somerset NHS want to engage with residents to discuss the future of NHS services in the county. This is your opportunity to help influence how (and if) these services are delivered so please make sure your voice is heard. More details on www.fitformyfuture.org.uk.
Finally, tomorrow (28th February) sees the launch of this year’s Window Wanderland. Residents old and young have been working hard to make this event bigger and better than ever and I am really looking forward to touring Frome’s streets to marvel at this year’s efforts. Hope to bump into you whilst we’re all out and about!