Community Orchard - November 2021
Thanks to Judy Francis, who initiated the idea, Hatherop now boasts a new Community Orchard situated on what was a neglected allotment (see pic) in the village. Funding and other help has been generously provided by Ernest Cook Trust. We very much hope the ordchard will provide many opportunities for educational, social and environmental benefits for the village and its inhabitants. Judy Frances writes:
Together, let’s plant Britain.
Countryfile’s Plant Britain launched a two year project with the goal of planting 750,000 trees, one for every Primary School Starter, in 2020.
The Woodland Trust is also part of the Big Climate Fightback and they are hoping to get 50 million trees in the ground across the UK.
Tree planting is a climate change solution that is available here and now, is the cheapest and easiest one possible and every one of us can get involved in making a positive effect on the environment, and it happened on the afternoon of Sunday 7th November when a band of 20 villagers armed with spades, forks and pick-axes planted 8 fruit trees in our Community Orchard at the Hatherop allotments. The trees were sourced from Batsford Arboretum Garden Centre and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
This project has been supported by the Ernest Cook Trust and sponsored by the Parish Council. So Hatherop is doing its bit in the battle against climate change.
We also hope to be enjoying harvesting the apples, pears, cherries, and plums for many years to come.
Thanks to everyone who turned up for what was a very enjoyable and fruitful (we hope!) afternoon.
Playground Opening - August 2021
Hatherop's newly refurbished Children's Playpark Opening Event was much enjoyed by young and old!